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Lap times, tire types for the third and final preseason testing session Catalunya, Barcelona

We have closely monitored lap times, ins and outs of the various f1 drivers. Here are the best lap times per day and other data we have collected from various web sources and f1 teams’ tweets during the last pre-season testing session at Catalunya, Barcelona. We have used the term ‘short-stint’ when the driver did an out-lap, a qualifying lap, and an in-lap. We will not publish our in-depth analysis yet since we will gather the data from the previous testing sessions as well as any comments that we collect on this post. Stay tune.We will publish the final analysis by Wednesday March 7. Stay tuned!

Lap times per day during final preseason testing session at Catalunya, Barcelona (March 1-4, 2012)

DAY 1 – March 1, 2012

  1. Grosjean / Lotus 1m23.252s Soft short-stint
  2. Button / McLaren 1m23.510s +0.258 Hard short-stint
  3. Perez / Sauber 1m23.820s +0.568 Medium
  4. Webber / Red Bull 1m23.830s +0.578 Medium short-stint
  5. Rosberg / Mercedes 1m23.992s +0.740 Soft short-stint
  6. Vergne / Toro Rosso 1m24.216s +0.964 Hard
  7. Di Resta / Force India 1m24.305s +1.053
  8. Massa / Ferrari 1m24.318s +1.066
  9. Petrov / Caterham 1m24.876s +1.624
  10. Maldonado / Williams 1m25.587s +2.335

DAY 2 – March 2, 2012

  1. Grosjean / Lotus 1m22.614s Soft short-stint
  2. Vergne / Toro Rosso 1m23.126s +0.512 Soft short-stint
  3. Vettel / Red Bull 1m23.361s +0.747 Medium
  4. Alonso / Ferrari  1m23.447s  +0.833 Hard short-stint
  5. Kovalainen / Caterham 1m23.828s +1.214
  6. Kobayashi / Sauber 1m23.836s +1.222 Soft short-stint
  7. Hulkenberg / Force India 1m23.893s +1.279
  8. Schumacher / Mercedes 1m23.978s +1.364 79
  9. Hamilton / McLaren 1m24.111s +1.497
  10. Senna / Williams 1m24.925s +2.311
  11. Maldonado / Williams 1m25.801s +3.187

DAY 3 – March 3, 2012

  1. Perez / Sauber 1m22.094s Soft short-stint
  2. Button / McLaren 1m22.103s  +0.009 Soft short-stint
  3. Ricciardo / Toro Rosso 1m22.155s  +0.061 Supersoft
  4. Massa / Ferrari 1m22.413s  +0.319 super Soft short-stint
  5. Di Resta / Force India 1m22.446s  +0.352 Supersoft short-stint
  6. Senna / Williams 1m22.480s  +0.386 super Soft short-stint
  7. Kovalainen / Caterham 1m22.630s  +0.536 Supersoft
  8. Webber / Red Bull 1m22.662s  +0.568 Soft short-stint
  9. Rosberg / Mercedes 1m22.932s  +0.838 Soft
  10. Raikkonen / Lotus 1m25.379s  +3.285 medium

DAY 4 – March 4, 2012

  1. Raikkonen / Lotus 1m22.030s Soft short-stint
  2. Alonso / Ferrari 1m22.250s +0.220 Supersoft short-stint
  3. Senna / Williams 1m22.296s  +0.266 Soft
  4. Hulkenberg / Force India 1m22.312s
  5. Kobayashi / Sauber 1m22.386s +0.356 Supersoft short-stint
  6. Hamilton / McLaren 1m22.430s +0.400 Soft
  7. Petrov / Caterham 1m22.795s +0.765 Supersoft
  8. Schumacher / Mercedes 1m22.939s +0.909 Soft
  9. Maldonado / Williams 1m23.347s +1.317
  10. Ricciardo / Toro Rosso 1m23.393s +1.363
  11. Vettel / Red Bull 1m23.608s +1.578
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  1. Karl
    March 5, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Lotus looks great, too bad Ferrai needs some improvement. I now that Alonso tried the softs but could not get closer to Raikkonen, so only the supersofts did the magic and he ended second best. Too bad we do not know fuel loads, or if they were using the DRS all the way. Anyhow nice compilation. I look forward to your final analysis.

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