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2014 Jerez Test
Jerez94
The 1994 layout of the Jerez circuit

Date

January 2831 2014

Circuit

Circuito de Jerez

Fastest driver

United Kingdom Jenson Button
1:24.165 (Day 2)

The 2014 Jerez Test was the first official test session of the 2014 Formula One Season. It took place between January 28th and 31st, 2014 over four days. It will be the first test to take place in January since the first Barcelona Test of 2010. The circuit is the Circuito de Jerez, located in Jerez de la Frontera, Andalusia, Spain.

Lotus did not attend the test, while Red Bull, Mercedes, Caterham, Williams and Force India all launched their cars on the morning of the first day. Marussia missed the first two days after a technical glitch.

Pirelli wet the track on Friday to allow teams to perform wet-weather testing, and had bought along made special cold-weather tyres to cope with the low temperatures.

The first day of the test, was, unsurprisingly lacking in action and only a total of 91 laps were completed, nearly ten seconds slower than the times recorded last year. The fastest driver on the first day was Kimi Räikkönen, driving for Ferrari, who also completed over one-third of the days laps. Mercedes driver, Lewis Hamilton, had an accident in the morning after a front wing failure, and Mercedes completed no more laps on the day.

Driver running orderEdit

Team Car Day 1 (Tue) Day 2 (Wed) Day 3 (Thu) Day 4 (Fri)
Caterham CT05 Marcus Ericsson Robin Frijns Kamui Kobayashi
Ferrari F14 T Kimi Räikkönen Fernando Alonso
Force India VJM07 Sergio Pérez Nico Hülkenberg Daniel Juncadella
Lotus Not attending
Marussia MR03 Did not run Max Chilton Jules Bianchi
McLaren MP4-29 Did not run Jenson Button Jenson Button
Kevin Magnussen
Kevin Magnussen
Mercedes F1 W05 Lewis Hamilton Nico Rosberg Lewis Hamilton Nico Rosberg
Lewis Hamilton
Red Bull RB10 Sebastian Vettel Daniel Ricciardo
Toro Rosso STR9 Jean-Éric Vergne Did not run Jean-Éric Vergne Daniil Kvyat
Williams FW36 Valtteri Bottas Felipe Massa

OverviewEdit

ReportEdit

Day 1Edit

The first day of the 2014 Jerez Test would provide the very first opportunity for the Formula One teams to test and run their new 2014 challengers, marking the first time the new 1.6 litre V6 turbocharged cars would be seen in action. However, Day 1 of the Jerez Test saw very limited running from all the participating teams, being the first time the team's had operated their cars under the new regulations, nearly all the teams suffered from poor reliability as they saw their car's run for the first time.

Kimi Räikkönen, participating for Ferrari for the first time since 2009 completed the most track time at 31 laps as well as setting the fastest time of the day, albeit his car was not immune to reliability issues in which he at one point stopped out on track bringing out the red flags.

Whilst Räikkönen may have been the fastest and done the most running of the day, the Mercedes team appeared the most organised and prepared upon arriving in Jerez. Lewis Hamilton was the first driver out on track in the new cars and appeared to be on course to do the most significant amount of running before a front-wing failure pitched the Briton into the barriers, ending his day prematurely.

Toro Rosso were also on course for a strong amount of track time, before a software glitch caused Jean-Éric Vergne to stop out on track. All the other driver's and team's that participated throughout the day were only able to complete a handful of laps. Valtteri Bottas was the third quickest on the day for Williams, behind Räikkönen and Hamilton, yet was only able to complete seven laps and was only able to make it out on track in the last hour after engine sensor problem kept him grounded in the pits. Sergio Pérez in his first outing for Force India was fourth but his session ended early in the day after only 11 laps when his car stopped out on track.

Esteban Gutiérrez in the Sauber was the only other driver to set a lap-time, completing a total of seven laps throughout the day. Caterham were only able to complete a single lap with Marcus Ericsson behind the wheel. The reiging champions Red Bull encountered severe technical issues which restricted Sebastian Vettel to complete a mere three laps throughout the day. McLaren and Jenson Button failed to even make it out on track due to electrical issues surrounding their new car.

Overall the first day of the Jerez Test proved problematic for all team's involved, inwhich no team appeared to be immune from reliabilty issues restricting their available track time.

Day 2Edit

Day 3Edit

Day 4Edit

TimesEdit

Day One, 28 JanuaryEdit

Source: [1]

Pos. Driver Team Car Tyres Time Gap Laps
1 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari F14 T P 1:27.104 31
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes F1 W05 P 1:27.820 + 0.716 s 18
3 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes FW36 P 1:30.082 + 2.978 s 6
4 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes VJM07 P 1:33.161 + 6.057 s 10
5 France Jean-Éric Vergne Italy Toro Rosso-Renault STR9 P 1:36.530 + 9.426 s 15
6 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari C33 P 1:42.257 + 15.153 s 7
7 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault RB10 P No time 3
8 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Malaysia Caterham-Renault CT05 P No time 1

Day 2, 29 JanuaryEdit

Source: [2]

Pos. Driver Team Car Tyres Time Gap Laps
1 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes MP4-29 P 1:24.165 43
2 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari F14 T P 1:24.812 + 0.647 s 47
3 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes FW36 P 1:25.344 + 1.179 s 35
4 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes F1 W05 P 1:25.588 + 1.423 s 97
5 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes VJM07 P 1:28.376 + 4.211 s 37
6 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari C33 P 1:33.270 + 9.105 s 53
7 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Malaysia Caterham-Renault CT05 P 1:37.975 + 13.810 s 11
8 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault RB10 P 1:38.320 + 14.155 s 8

Day 3, 30 JanuaryEdit

Source: [3]

Pos. Driver Team Car Tyres Time Gap Laps
1 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes MP4-29 P 1:23.276 52
2 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes FW36 P 1:23.700 + 0.424 s 47
3 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes F1 W05 P 1:23.952 + 0.676 s 62
4 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes MP4-29 P 1:25.030 + 1.754 s 40
5 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Ferrari F14 T P 1:25.495 + 2.219 s 58
6 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Force India-Mercedes VJM07 P 1:26.096 + 2.820 s 17
7 France Jean-Éric Vergne Italy Toro Rosso-Renault STR9 P 1:29.915 + 6.639 s 30
8 Germany Adrian Sutil Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari C33 P 1:30.161 + 6.885 s 34
9 Netherlands Robin Frijns Malaysia Caterham-Renault CT05 P No time 10
10 United Kingdom Max Chilton Russia Marussia-Ferrari MR03 P No time 5
11 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-Renault RB10 P No time 3

Day 4, 31 JanuaryEdit

Pos. Driver Team Car Tyres Time Gap Laps
1 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes FW36 P 1:28.229 86
2 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Ferrari F14 T P 1:29.145 + 0.916 s 115
3 Spain Daniel Juncadella India Force India-Mercedes VJM07 P 1:29.457 + 1.228 s 81
4 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes MP4-29 P 1:30.806 + 2.577 s 110
5 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes F1 W05 P 1:30.822 + 2.593 s 41
6 France Jules Bianchi Russia Marussia-Ferrari MR03 P 1:32.222 + 3.993 s 25
7 Germany Adrian Sutil Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari C33 P 1:36.571 + 8.342 s 69
8 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes F1 W05 P 1:36.951 + 8.772 s 91
9 Japan Kamui Kobayashi Malaysia Caterham-Renault CT05 P 1:43.193 + 14.964 s 54
10 Russia Daniil Kvyat Italy Toro Rosso-Renault STR9 P 1:44.016 + 15.787 s 9
11 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-Renault RB10 P 1:45.374 + 17.145 s 7

NotesEdit

  1. Collantine, Keith (28 January 2014). "Hamilton crashes on quiet first day of F1 test". f1fanatic. http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2014/01/28/hamilton-crashes-quiet-first-day-f1-test/. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  2. Collantine, Keith (29 January 2014). "Button quickest as problems halt Renault teams". f1fanatic. http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2014/01/29/jerez-test-day-two-report/. Retrieved 29 January 2014.
  3. Collantine, Keith (30 January 2014). "Magnussen top on debut as Red Bull woe continues". f1fanatic. http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2014/01/30/jerez-day-three-report/. Retrieved 30 January 2014.
V T E 2014 Formula One Season
Teams Caterham • Ferrari • Force India • Lotus • Marussia • McLaren • Mercedes • Red Bull • Sauber • Toro Rosso • Williams
Engines Ferrari • Mercedes • Renault
Drivers Vettel • 3 Ricciardo • 4 Chilton • 6 Rosberg • 7 Räikkönen • 8 Grosjean • 9 Ericsson • 10 Kobayashi • 11 Pérez • 13 Maldonado • 14 Alonso • 17 Bianchi • 19 Massa • 20 Magnussen • 21 Gutiérrez • 22 Button • 25 Vergne • 26 Kvyat • 27 Hülkenberg • 44 Hamilton • 77 Bottas • 99 Sutil
Other Drivers Buemi • De la Rosa • Félix da Costa • Frijns • Gené • Juncadella • Paffett • Rigon • Rossi • Sirotkin • Sørensen • Turvey • Van der Garde • Vandoorne • Wolff
Cars CT05 • F14 T • VJM07 • E22 • MR03 • MP4-29 • F1 W05 • RB10 • C33 • STR9 • FW36
Tyres Pirelli
Races Australia • Malaysia • Bahrain • China • Spain • Monaco • Canada • Austria • Great Britain • Germany • Hungary • Belgium • Italy • Singapore • Japan • Russia • United States • Brazil • Abu Dhabi
Tests Tyre tests: 2013 • 2014 • Jerez • Bahrain: 1 • 2 • 3 • Barcelona • Silverstone • Abu Dhabi
See also 2013 Formula One Season • 2015 Formula One Season • Category
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