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    2012 February 23
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    OFFICIAL #F1 Report: Red Bull Racing - 2012 Test 2 (Barcelona), Test Day 3

    Today it was Mark Webber’s turn to try his hand at a full race simulation in the RB8.

    Driver: Mark Webber
    Car: RB8
    Laps: 97 laps
    Best time: 1:24.771
    Circuit length: 4.655km
    Fastest lap: P. Maldonado (1:22.391)

    After starting his programme, the car developed a fault which interrupted the morning, but after lunch Mark went into a full race simulation and managed the full distance without further problem.

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    Mark said: “All in all, it wasn’t a bad day at all. Not the smoothest of morning’s and we didn’t get too many laps done there, but in the afternoon the race simulation went OK. We’re still learning plenty.

    “It would have been nice to have done a few more laps, but I think everyone always wants to get 20 or 30 more and, even with the problem this morning, there were loads of positives to look at. We’re a very ambitious team, so we’ll keep working on that.”


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    Head of Race Engineering Ian Morgan said: “Mark only got a handful of laps in before we had a problem with the gearbox. But whereas it didn’t set us back too much yesterday, today needed more time.

    “Mark then went out for his race simulation this afternoon a bit cold, but he managed to put a whole race distance on and the gearbox ran flawlessly. We stopped a couple of laps earlier than planned because we saw something in the data, but in the end it was nothing. So, while we had a limited morning, the afternoon was a pretty good recovery.

    “These two days of race simulations have been valuable too in that we’ve got some good information on the tyres.”

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    OFFICIAL #F1 Report: Force India F1 - 2012 Test 2 (Barcelona), Test Day 3 23/02/2012 8:08pm

    OFFICIAL #F1 Report: Force India F1 - 2012 Test 2 (Barcelona), Test Day 3

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    February 23rd 2012

    Paul Di Resta returned to the cockpit of the VJM05 today as Sahara Force India completed a third day of work in Barcelona.

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    Total number of F1 drivers to have driven on P Zero compounds: 57 (including third drivers and young drivers)

    OFFICIAL #F1 Report: McLaren F1 - 2012 Test 2 (Barcelona), Test Day 3

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    February 23rd 2012

    BARCELONA TEST – day three: “We’ll keep pushing”

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    Number of tyres recycled during 2011: All, i.e. 28,600 race tyres plus 6,000 test tyres

    OFFICIAL #F1 Report: Toro Rosso - 2012 Test 2 (Barcelona), Test Day 3

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    February 23rd 2012

    Jean-Eric Vergne took over driving duties for the last two days of this test and he had a trouble free day.

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    Total number of tyres provided for the season (dry and wets): Race tyres: 24,000 dry tyres; 4,600 wet tyres plus an additional 6,000 for the tests

    OFFICIAL #F1 Report: Ferrari - 2012 Test 2 (Barcelona), Test Day 3

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    February 23rd 2012

    Third day of testing for Scuderia Ferrari at the Catalunya Circuit, near Barcelona.

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    Most pit stops in a race: Hungary (88 - of which 3 were a Drive Through)

    OFFICIAL #F1 Report: Caterham F1 - 2012 Test 2 (Barcelona), Test Day 3

    www.caterhamf1.com

    February 23rd 2012

    Circuito de Catalunya, Barcelona - 23rd February 2012.

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    Coldest track/ground temperatures Pirelli P Zero tyres have run: German Grand Prix at 13 degrees Celsius; coldest overall: Valencia winter testing at 6 degrees

    OFFICIAL #F1 Report: Mercedes AMG - 2012 Test 2 (Barcelona), Test Day 3

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    February 23rd 2012

    Michael Schumacher was back in the car today for the penultimate day of this week's test for the F1 W03 car.

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    Total amount of trucks at European races: 12

    OFFICIAL #F1 Report: Sauber F1 - 2012 Test 2 (Barcelona), Test Day 3

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    February 23rd 2012

    Barcelona, 23rd February 2012 – Kamui Kobayashi was back at the wheel of the Sauber C31-Ferrari today.

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    Oldest driver to have driven a P Zero F1 tyre: Martin Brundle (51 years old)

    #F1 News: Rosberg says Schumacher not toughest teammate

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    February 23rd 2012

    Feb.23 (GMM) Nico Rosberg has named Mark Webber as his toughest teammate in formula one so far.

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    Total numbers of tyres used: Dry tyres: 21,100; wet tyres: 2,900

    #F1 News: Kovalainen 'not concerned' as Petrov joins team

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    February 23rd 2012

    Feb.23 (GMM) Heikki Kovalainen insists he has "no concerns" despite having to start work with a new teammate less than a month before the 2012 season.

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    Oldest driver to have driven a P Zero F1 tyre: Martin Brundle (51 years old)

    #F1 News: Even teams can't trust test timesheets - engineer

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    February 23rd 2012

    Feb.23 (GMM) Even the formula one teams do not trust end-of-day testing timesheets as a guide to the sport's likely pecking order.

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    Longest continuous energy input into a tyre: Istanbul (Turn 8)

    #F1 News: Pecking order hints McLaren fast, Ferrari not

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    February 23rd 2012

    Feb.23 (GMM) After an inconclusive and perhaps even worrying performance at Jerez, the faces in the McLaren garage are looking happier as the second group test progresses this week in Barcelona.

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    Pirelli in F1 - Fastest laps: 70

    #F1 News: Buemi impressed with Red Bull, McLaren, Force India

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    February 23rd 2012

    Feb.23 (GMM) Sebastien Buemi, Red Bull's reserve driver in 2012, spent time watching Wednesday's Barcelona test action from a trackside vantage point.

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    Average life span of a dry compound this season: 120 km