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The first 2012 Barcelona Test was a four-day test session that started on February 21st and ended on February 24th.

The test took place at the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.

All teams bar HRT attended the session, while Marussia arrived with Virgin's 2011 car, the MVR-02. Lotus only completed seven laps on the first day, and withdrew from the rest of the session with a chassis issue.


Driver Running OrderEdit

Team Car Day 1 (Tue) Day 2 (Wed) Day 3 (Thu) Day 4 (Fri)
Red Bull-Renault RB8 Sebastian Vettel Mark Webber
McLaren-Mercedes MP4-27 Lewis Hamilton Jenson Button
Ferrari F2012 Fernando Alonso Felipe Massa
Mercedes F1 W03 Michael Schumacher Nico Rosberg Michael Schumacher Nico Rosberg
Lotus-Renault E20 Romain Grosjean withdrew from test
Force India-Mercedes VJM05 Nico Hülkenberg Paul di Resta
Sauber-Ferrari C31 Sergio Pérez Kamui Kobayashi
Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR7 Daniel Ricciardo Jean-Éric Vergne
Williams-Renault FW34 Bruno Senna Valtteri Bottas Pastor Maldonado
Caterham-Renault CT01 Heikki Kovalainen Vitaly Petrov Heikki Kovalainen
HRT-Cosworth not attending
Marussia-Cosworth MVR-02 Charles Pic Timo Glock Charles Pic

Best TimesEdit

RankDriverTeamCarTyreFastest lapNo of laps
1 Japan Kamui KobayashiSauber-FerrariC31P1:22.312244
2 Venezuela Pastor MaldonadoWilliams-RenaultFW34P1:22.391240
3 Germany Nico HülkenbergForce India-MercedesVJM05P1:22.608191
4 Mexico Sergio PérezSauber-FerrariC30P1:22.648151
5 Germany Sebastian VettelRed Bull-RenaultRB8P1:22.891183
6 United Kingdom Paul di RestaForce India-MercedesVJM05P1:23.119184
7 Spain Fernando AlonsoFerrariF2012P1:23.180162
8 United Kingdom Jenson ButtonMcLaren-MercedesMP4-26P1:23.200229
9 Germany Michael SchumacherMercedesF1 W03P1:23.384178
10 Brazil Felipe MassaFerrariF2012P1:23.563187
11 United Kingdom Lewis HamiltonMcLaren-MercedesMP4-26P1:23.590234
12 Australia Daniel RicciardoToro Rosso-FerrariSTR7P1:23.618126
13 Australia Mark WebberRed Bull-RenaultRB8P1:23.774182
14 France Jean-Éric VergneToro Rosso-FerrariSTR7P1:23.792170
15 Germany Nico RosbergMercedesF1 W03P1:23.843221
16 Brazil Bruno SennaWilliams-RenaultFW34P1:25.71197
17 Finland Valtteri BottasWilliams-RenaultFW34P1:25.738117
18 Finland Heikki KovalainenCaterham-RenaultCT01P1:26.035101
19 Germany Timo GlockMarussia-CosworthMVR-02[1]P1:26.173108
20 Russia Vitaly PetrovCaterham-RenaultCT01P1:26.448178
21 France Romain GrosjeanLotus-RenaultE20P1:26.8097
22 France Charles PicMarussia-CosworthMVR-02[1]P1:27.343108

Day 1, 21st FebruaryEdit

RankDriverTeamCarTyreFastest lapNo of laps
1 Germany Sebastian VettelRed Bull-RenaultRB8P1:23.26579
2 Germany Nico HülkenbergForce India-MercedesVJM05P1:23.44097
3 United Kingdom Lewis HamiltonMcLaren-MercedesMP4-26P1:23.590114
4 Australia Daniel RicciardoToro Rosso-FerrariSTR7P1:23.61876
5 Spain Fernando AlonsoFerrariF2012P1:24.10075
6 Germany Michael SchumacherMercedesF1 W03P1:24.15051
7 Mexico Sergio PérezSauber-FerrariC31P1:24.21966
8 Brazil Bruno SennaWilliams-RenaultFW34P1:25.71197
9 Finland Heikki KovalainenCaterham-RenaultCT01P1:26.03531
10 France Romain GrosjeanLotus-RenaultE20P1:26.8097
11 France Charles PicMarussia-CosworthMVR-02[1]P1:28.026121

Day 2, 22nd FebruaryEdit

RankDriverTeamCarTyreFastest lapNo of laps
1 Germany Nico HülkenbergForce India-MercedesVJM05P1:22.648112
2 Mexico Sergio PérezSauber-FerrariC31P1:22.64885
3 Germany Sebastian VettelRed Bull-RenaultRB8P1:22.891104
4 Spain Fernando AlonsoFerrariF2012P1:23.18087
5 Australia Daniel RicciardoToro Rosso-FerrariSTR7P1:23.63950
6 United Kingdom Lewis HamiltonMcLaren-MercedesMP4-26P1:23.806120
7 Germany Nico RosbergMercedesF1 W03P1:24.55582
8 Finland Valtteri BottasWilliams-RenaultFW34P1:25.738117
9 Russia Vitaly PetrovCaterham-RenaultCT01P1:26.60569
10 France Charles PicMarussia-CosworthMVR-02[1]P1:27.343108

Day 3, 23rd FebruaryEdit

RankDriverTeamCarTyreFastest lapNo of laps
1 Venezuela Pastor MaldonadoWilliams-RenaultFW34P1:22.391106
2 Germany Michael SchumacherMercedesF1 W03P1:23.384127
3 Japan Kamui KobayashiSauber-FerrariC31P1:23.58299
4 United Kingdom Jenson ButtonMcLaren-MercedesMP4-26P1:23.918114
5 France Jean-Éric VergneToro Rosso-FerrariSTR7P1:24.43378
6 Australia Mark WebberRed Bull-RenaultRB8P1:24.77197
Brazil Felipe MassaFerrariF2012P1:24.77184
8 United Kingdom Paul di RestaForce India-MercedesVJM05P1:25.64683
9 Germany Timo GlockMarussia-CosworthMVR-02[1]P1:26.173108
10 Russia Vitaly PetrovCaterham-RenaultCT01P1:26.44870

Day 4, 24th FebruaryEdit

RankDriverTeamCarTyreFastest lapNo of laps
1 Japan Kamui KobayashiSauber-FerrariC31P1:22.312145
2 Venezuela Pastor MaldonadoWilliams-RenaultFW34P1:22.561134
3 United Kingdom Paul di RestaForce India-MercedesVJM05P1:23.119101
4 United Kingdom Jenson ButtonMcLaren-MercedesMP4-26P1:23.200115
5 Brazil Felipe MassaFerrariF2012P1:23.563103
6 Australia Mark WebberRed Bull-RenaultRB8P1:23.77485
7 France Jean-Éric VergneToro Rosso-FerrariSTR7P1:23.79292
8 Germany Nico RosbergMercedesF1 W03P1:23.843139
9 Finland Heikki KovalainenCaterham-RenaultCT01P1:26.96870

NotesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 2011 Virgin car
V T E 2012 Formula One Season
Teams Red Bull | McLaren | Ferrari | Mercedes | Lotus | Force India | Sauber | Toro Rosso | Williams | Caterham | HRT | Marussia
Engines Renault | Mercedes | Ferrari | Cosworth
Race Drivers Vettel | 2 Webber | 3 Button | 4 Hamilton | 5 Alonso | 6 Massa | 7 Schumacher | 8 Rosberg | 9 Räikkönen | 10 Grosjean | 10 D'Ambrosio | 11 Di Resta | 12 Hülkenberg | 14 Kobayashi | 15 Pérez | 16 Ricciardo | 17 Vergne | 18 Maldonado | 19 Senna | 20 Kovalainen | 21 Petrov | 22 De la Rosa | 23 Karthikeyan | 24 Glock | 25 Pic
Other Drivers Buemi | Paffett | Turvey | Rigon | Bird | Bianchi | Daly | Gutiérrez | Bottas | Wolff | Van der Garde | Rossi | González | Clos | Luizzi | de Villota | Chilton
Cars RB8 | MP4-27 | F2012 | F1 W03 | E20 | VJM05 | C31 | STR7 | FW34 | CT01 | F112 | MR01
Tyres Pirelli
Races Australia | Malaysia | China | Bahrain | Spain | Monaco | Canada | Europe | Britain | Germany | Hungary | Belgium | Italy | Singapore | Japan | Korea | India | Abu Dhabi | United States | Brazil
Team Reports Red Bull | McLaren | Ferrari | Mercedes | Lotus | Force India | Sauber | Toro Rosso | Williams | Caterham | HRT | Marussia
Driver Reports Vettel | Webber | Button | Hamilton | Alonso | Massa | Schumacher | Rosberg | Räikkönen | Grosjean | di Resta | Hülkenberg | Kobayashi | Pérez | Ricciardo | Vergne | Maldonado | Senna | Kovalainen | Petrov | de la Rosa | Karthikeyan | Karthikeyan | Glock | Pic
Tests Jerez | Barcelona 1 | Barcelona 2 | Mugello | Young Driver
See also 2011 Formula One Season | 2013 Formula One Season | Bahrain GP protests | Category


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