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The 2012 Jerez Test was a four-day test session to allow the teams to get prepared for the start of the 2012 Formula One Season. The test took place at the Circuito de Jerez, in Jerez de la Frontera, Andalusia, Spain between February 7-10th 2012.

On Day 1, Kimi Räikkönen set the fastest time in his Lotus E20, with Force India's Paul di Resta second.

On Days 2 and 3, Mercedes, with last year's car, set the fastest times by far. Of the 2012 cars, Red Bull's Mark Webber was best behind Michael Schumacher on Day 2, and Romain Grosjean of Lotus was second to Nico Rosberg on Day 3.

On Day 4, Fernando Alonso set the fastest time for Ferrari, while Toro Rosso's Jean-Éric Vergne set the second fastest time of the day, just ahead of Sebastian Vettel.

Nico Rosberg's time on Day 3 was the fastest time of the test.

Driver Running orderEdit

Team Chassis Day 1 (Tue) Day 2 (Wed) Day 3 (Thu) Day 4 (Fri)
Red Bull-Renault RB8 Mark Webber Sebastian Vettel
McLaren-Mercedes MP4-27 Jenson Button Lewis Hamilton
Ferrari F2012 Felipe Massa Fernando Alonso
Mercedes MGP W02* Rosberg / Schumacher Michael Schumacher Nico Rosberg none
Lotus-Renault E20 Kimi Räikkönen Romain Grosjean
Force India-Mercedes VJM05 Paul di Resta di Resta / Bianchi Jules Bianchi Nico Hülkenberg
Sauber-Ferrari C31 Kamui Kobayashi Sergio Pérez Kamui Kobayashi
Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR7 Daniel Ricciardo Jean-Éric Vergne
Williams-Renault FW34 Pastor Maldonado Bruno Senna
Caterham-Renault CT01 Heikki Kovalainen Giedo van der Garde Jarno Trulli
HRT-Cosworth F111* Pedro de la Rosa none
Marussia-Cosworth not attending

* 2011 car

Best TimesEdit

Pos. Driver Team Car Tyres Time Days Laps
1 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes MGP W02* P 1:17.613 1, 3 174
2 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus-Renault E20 P 1:18.419 3, 4 212
3 Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Mercedes MGP W02* P 1:18.561 1, 2 178
4 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Ferrari F2012 P 1:18.877 3, 4 164
5 Australia Mark Webber Austria Red Bull-Renault RB8 P 1:19.184 1, 2 150
6 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault RB8 P 1:19.927 3, 4 145
7 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes MP4-27 P 1:19.464 3, 4 166
8 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR7 P 1:19.587 1, 2 157
9 France Jean-Éric Vergne Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR7 P 1:18.760 3, 4 159
10 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom Lotus-Renault E20 P 1:19.670 1, 2 192

* 2011 car.

Team Car Driver Time Day Laps
McLaren-Mercedes MP4-27 Jenson Button 1:20.688 2 147
Ferrari F2012 Felipe Massa 1:20.454 2 164
Force India-Mercedes VJM05 Paul di Resta 1:19.772 1 170
Nico Hülkenberg 1:19.977 4 90
Jules Bianchi 1:20.221 2 48
Sauber-Ferrari C31 Kamui Kobayashi 1:19.834 4 181
Sergio Pérez 1:19.770 3 116
Williams-Renault FW34 Pastor Maldonado 1:21.197 2 122
Bruno Senna 1:20.132 4 249
Caterham-Renault CT01 Heikki Kovalainen 1:21.518 2 167
Jarno Trulli 1:22.198 4 117
Giedo van der Garde 1:23.324 3 74
HRT-Cosworth F111* Pedro de la Rosa 1:22.128 2 108

Day 1, 7th FebruaryEdit

Pos. Driver Team Car Tyres Time Gap Avg Speed Laps
1 Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault E20 P 1:19.670 200.131 75
2 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes VJM05 P 1:19.772 0.102 s 199.875 101
3 Nico Rosberg Mercedes MGP W02* P 1:20.219 0.549 s 198.761 56
4 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault RB8 P 1:20.496 0.826 s 197.591 53
5 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR7 P 1:20.694 1.024 s 197.591 57
6 Michael Schumacher Mercedes MGP W02* P 1:20.794 1.124 s 197.346 42
7 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari C31 P 1:21.353 1.683 s 195.990 105
8 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes MP4-27 P 1:21.530 1.860 s 195.565 62
9 Felipe Massa Ferrari F2012 P 1:22.815 3.145 s 192.530 69
10 Heikki Kovalainen Caterham-Renault CT01 P 1:23.178 3.508 s 191.690 28
11 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault FW34 P 1:23.371 3.701 s 191.246 25
12 Pedro de la Rosa HRT-Cosworth F111* P 1:23.676 4.006 s 190.549 44

* 2011 car

Day 2, 8th FebruaryEdit

Pos. Driver Team Car Tyres Time Gap Avg Speed Laps
1 Michael Schumacher Mercedes MGP W02* P 1:18.561 202.596 132
2 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault RB8 P 1:19.184 0.623 201.359 97
3 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR7 P 1:19.587 1.026 200.339 100
4 Jules Bianchi Force India-Mercedes VJM05 P 1:20.221 1.660 198.756 46
5 Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault E20 P 1:20.239 1.678 198.711 117
6 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes VJM05 P 1:20.272 1.711 198.630 69
7 Felipe Massa Ferrari F2012 P 1:20.454 1.893 198.180 95
8 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes MP4-27 P 1:20.688 2.127 197.606 85
9 Sergio Pérez Sauber-Ferrari C31 P 1:20.771 2.150 197.549 68
10 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault FW34 P 1:21.197 2.636 196.367 97
11 Heikki Kovalainen Caterham-Renault CT01 P 1:21.518 2.957 195.594 139
12 Pedro de la Rosa HRT-Cosworth F111* P 1:22.128 3.567 194.141 64

* 2011 car

Day 3, 9th FebruaryEdit

Pos. Driver Team Car Tyres Time Gap Avg Speed Laps
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes MGP W02* P 1:17.613 205.435 118
2 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault E20 P 1:18.419 0.806 203.323 117
3 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault RB8 P 1:19.297 1.684 201.072 96
4 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes MP4-27 P 1:19.464 1.851 200.649 80
5 Jean-Éric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR7 P 1:19.734 2.121 199.970 79
6 Sergio Pérez Sauber-Ferrari C31 P 1:19.770 2.157 199.880 48
7 Fernando Alonso Ferrari F2012 P 1:20.412 2.799 198.284 67
8 Bruno Senna Williams-Renault FW34 P 1:21.293 3.680 196.135 125
9 Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault CT01 P 1:23.324 5.711 191.354 74
10 Jules Bianchi Force India-Ferrari VJM05 P no time 2

* 2011 Car

Day 4, 10th FebruaryEdit

Pos. Driver Team Car Tyres Time Gap Avg Speed Laps
1 Fernando Alonso Ferrari F2012 P 1:18.877 202.143 39
2 Jean-Éric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR7 P 1:19.597 0.720 200.314 80
3 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault RB8 P 1:19.606 0.729 200.291 49
4 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes MP4-27 P 1:19.640 0.763 200.206 86
5 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault E20 P 1:19.729 0.852 199.982 95
6 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari C31 P 1:19.834 0.957 199.719 76
7 Nico Hülkenberg Force India-Mercedes VJM05 P 1:19.977 1.100 199.362 90
8 Bruno Senna Williams-Renault FW34 P 1:20.132 1.255 198.977 124
9 Jarno Trulli Caterham-Renault CT01 P 1:22.198 3.321 193.976 117


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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