Testing Review – Part 2

A decent test for Sauber although they haven’t offered any real surprises and have put in a decent performance, although they will be looking certainly for more in the way of reliability in time for the start of the season with Sutil and Gutierrez not putting in many laps
Laps completed – 240
Fastest lap – Gutierrez – 1.37.180

Toro Rosso
The problems for the Renault powered teams seem to be constant and Toro Rosso are just one of the teams that have been struck by reliability woes, they will hope to put things right in the final test in Bahrain.
Laps completed – 134
Fastest lap – Kvyat – 1.38.974

Red Bull
A disastrous test again for the champions after Jerez where they could only set 21 laps, although despite Bahrain giving them more laps, they were still dogged with problems and leading team figures Christian Horner and Adrian Newey left the circuit early to return to Milton Keynes to try and put things right.
Laps completed – 116
Fastest lap – Ricciardo – 1.39.837

Having only unveiled the E22 at Bahrain, they are a test behind and that was evident because of the lack of running from Grosjean and Maldonado, like Red Bull they are facing problems with the power train of Renault being very poor at the minute.
Laps completed – 111
Fastest lap – Maldonado – 1.38.707

Quite surprisingly the most reliable Renault powered team with more laps than any other team using the French engines. Also Marcus Ericsson was able to put in enough mileage with 98 laps on day 3 to gain his superlicense enabling him to drive this year.
Laps completed – 253
Fastest lap – Kobayashi – 1.39.855

Propping up the back of the grid as it stands this year, both quite low and unreliable with only a handful of laps throughout the test, will be looking for big improvements before the season starts.
Laps completed – 29
Fastest lap – Chilton – 1.42.511


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