2015: Jerez Test Round-Up

After four days the first pre-season test has come to an end. Seven teams were in attendance – as Force India chose to delay their debut until Barcelona – with many drivers making their debut for new teams. Here is a round-up of the action including combined times and lap stats.

Day 1

Fastest lap: Sebastian Vettel 1:22.260

Headlines

  • Sebastian Vettel fastest on his Ferrari debut
  • Mercedes complete over 150 laps
  • Camouflage livery for Red Bull
  • Lotus missed a day of running due to waiting for parts arriving
  • McLaren-Honda struggle with electronic problems

Day 1 report

Day 2

Fastest lap: Sebastian Vettel 1:20.984

Headlines

  • Mercedes day ended by water leak but Lewis Hamilton still completed most laps
  • Lotus made test debut with Pastor Maldonado
  • Rain in Jerez gives drivers some wet running experience
  • Red Bull forced to run without front wing due to damage

Day 2 report

Day 3

Fastest lap: Felipe Nasr 1:21.545

Headlines

  • Another solid day of running for Mercedes despite engine shutdown
  • Lengthy delay for Red Bull because of engine change
  • More laps for McLaren-Honda but day ended by loss of cooling water pressure

Day 3 report

Day 4

Fastest lap: Kimi Raikkonen 1:20.841

Headlines

  • ERS problems for Red Bull
  • More mileage for McLaren but another day ended early
  • Most laps for Hamilton despite red flag causing spin
  • Raikkonen sets fastest lap of week

Day 4 report

Pirelli Report

284 sets of tyres brought to Jerez:

  • 5 supersoft
  • 37 soft
  • 120 medium
  • 57 hard
  • 40 intermediate
  • 25 full wet

155 sets of tyres used in Jerez:

  • 0 supersoft
  • 21 soft
  • 83 medium
  • 29 hard
  • 16 intermediate
  • 6 full wet

Pirelli brought 16 sets of their ‘winter hard’ prototype tyres. Two sets of these are available per team for the total of the three pre-season test sessions.

Longest run per tyre:

  • Soft – 19 laps (Day 3) – Pastor Maldonado
  • Medium – 29 laps (Day 1) – Nico Rosberg
  • Winter Hard – 34 laps (Day 1) – Nico Rosberg
  • Hard – 42 laps (Day 1) – Nico Rosberg
  • Intermediate – 25 laps (Day 3) – Nico Rosberg
  • Full Wet – 4 laps (Day 2) – Felipe Nasr

Laps & Combined Times

  1. Nico Rosberg – 308 laps
  2. Lewis Hamilton – 208 laps
  3. Kimi Raikkonen – 200 laps
  4. Felipe Nasr – 197 laps
  5. Marcus Ericsson – 185 laps
  6. Carlos Sainz Jr – 183 laps
  7. Max Verstappen – 170 laps
  8. Sebastian Vettel – 149 laps
  9. Felipe Massa – 144 laps
  10. Pastor Maldonado – 137 laps
  11. Valtteri Bottas – 134 laps
  12. Daniel Ricciardo – 84 laps
  13. Daniil Kvyat – 82 laps
  14. Romain Grosjean – 53 laps
  15. Jenson Button – 41 laps
  16. Fernando Alonso – 38 laps
  1. Mercedes – 516 laps
  2. Sauber – 382 laps
  3. Toro Rosso – 353 laps
  4. Ferrari – 349 laps
  5. Williams – 278 laps
  6. Lotus – 190 laps
  7. Red Bull – 166 laps
  8. McLaren – 79 laps
  1. Kimi Raikkonen 1:20.841 (Day 4)
  2. Sebastian Vettel 1:20.984 (Day 2)
  3. Felipe Nasr 1:21.545 (Day 3)
  4. Nico Rosberg 1:21.982 (Day 3)
  5. Marcus Ericsson 1:22.019 (Day 4)
  6. Lewis Hamilton 1:22.172 (Day 4)
  7. Felipe Massa 1:22.276 (Day 3)
  8. Valtteri Bottas 1:22.319 (Day 2)
  9. Max Verstappen 1:22.553 (Day 4)
  10. Pastor Maldonado 1:22.713 (Day 3)
  11. Carlos Sainz Jr 1:23.187 (Day 3)
  12. Daniel Ricciardo 1:23.338 (Day 1)
  13. Romain Grosjean 1:23.802 (Day 4)
  14. Daniil Kvyat 1:23.975 (Day 4)
  15. Jenson Button 1:27.660 (Day 4)
  16. Fernando Alonso 1:35.553 (Day 3)
  1. Ferrari 1:20.841 (Day 4)
  2. Sauber 1:21.545 (Day 3)
  3. Mercedes 1:21.982 (Day 3)
  4. Williams 1:22.276 (Day 3)
  5. Toro Rosso 1:22.553 (Day 4)
  6. Lotus 1:22.713 (Day 3)
  7. Red Bull 1:23.338 (Day 1)
  8. McLaren 1:27.660 (Day 4)
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