On the fifth day of testing at Jerez de la Frontera, Williams F1 Team driver Kazuki Nakajima was the fastest man on track with a lap time of 1:17.494. McLaren's Heikki Kovalainen clocked a fastest lap of 1:17.933.
sure, Miguel. 1sec is probably too much, but the fact is that he has been constantly slower by perhaps 0.5s. And for sure, Macca are improving (I guess everyone was expecting them to do so with all the resources they have), but I wanted to say that 1:18.2 amyu still mean 0.5s behind Renault. Every of the previous days the best times improved: by 1sec 1->2 day, 0.5 2->3rd day
megz wrote:Could it not just be that the track conditions (more rubbered in) and better weather conditions are helping to flatter the improvements made by McLaren?
They may be but during the first day I would have guessed that the circuit rubbered in well. I would go with more qualifying attempts and hopefully some of the fixes are working. Today both the McLaren and the Williams are fast 1:18.471 and 1:18.471 respectively. And apparently the Williams is faster according the Vall at a 1:17.494
Here's some interesting data from thef1.com. Qualifying simulations for each of the 4 drivers on the 17th put on a graph and not only is the brawn fastest but it can make the tyres work for 2 laps and get quicker! Whereas the rest cant seem to do that. McLarens especially.
Looks like Macca are running their 4 plane front wing again today. Are they just playing pick n' mix waiting to get the winning combination?!
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