The first spin of Kevin Magnussen’s F1 career

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Kamui Kobayashi back in F1!!

Fan darling Kamui Kobayashi is back in Formula One today!!

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Testing in Jerez (Day Four)

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Fourth and final day of first winter test; Heavy rain overnight followed by morning drizzle; Red Bull still seeking a fix for RB10 after just 14 laps on first three days. Live on Sky here.

Today’s line-up:

Caterham – Kamui Kobayashi
Ferrari – Fernando Alonso
Force India – Daniel Juncadella
Marussia – Jules Bianchi
McLaren – Kevin Magnussen
Mercedes – Nico Rosberg
Red Bull – Daniel Ricciardo
Sauber – Adrian Sutil
Toro Rosso – Daniil Kvyat
Williams – Felipe Massa

UPDATE!

Jerez Day Four timesheet @ 11.30am UK time
1. Alonso, Ferrari, 1:35.334, 42 laps; 2. Rosberg, Mercedes, 1:36.951, 91 laps; 3. Magnussen, McLaren, 1:38.391, 43 laps; 4. Massa, Williams, 1:39.256, 33 laps; 5. Juncadella, Force India, 1:41.132, 32 laps; 6. Kobayashi, Caterham, 1:43.193, 40 laps; 7. Kvyat, Toro Rosso, 1:44.016, 8 laps; 8. Sutil, Sauber, 1:44.224, 42 laps; 9. Ricciardo, Red Bull, 1:45.374, 7 laps; 10. Bianchi, Marussia, 1:48.192, 5 laps;

UPDATE 2!

Jerez Day Four timesheet @ 1.25pm UK time
1. Magnussen, McLaren, 1:33.677, 75 laps; 2. Alonso, Ferrari, 1:35.334, 71 laps; 3. Rosberg, Mercedes, 1:36.951, 91 laps; 3. 4. Massa, Williams, 1:38.239, 41 laps; 5. Juncadella, Force India, 1:39.631 38 laps; 6. Kobayashi, Caterham, 1:43.193, 53 laps; 7. Kvyat, Toro Rosso, 1:44.016, 8 laps; 8. Sutil, Sauber, 1:44.224, 43 laps; 9. Ricciardo, Red Bull, 1:45.374, 7 laps; 10. Bianchi, Marussia, 1:48.192, 5 laps;

UPDATE 3!

Jerez Day Four timesheet @ 2.15pm UK time
1. Alonso, Ferrari, 1:31.551, 81 laps; 2. Juncadella, Force India, 1:31.578 52 laps; 3. Magnussen, McLaren, 1:32.260, 87 laps; 4. Massa, Williams, 1:36.069, 50 laps; 5. Hamilton, Mercedes, 1:36.492, 10 laps; 6. Rosberg, Mercedes, 1:36.951, 91 laps; 7. Sutil, Sauber, 1:39.941, 55 laps; 8. Bianchi, Marussia, 1:40.966, 12 laps; 9. Kobayashi, Caterham, 1:43.193, 54 laps; 10. Kvyat, Toro Rosso, 1:44.016, 8 laps; 11. Ricciardo, Red Bull, 1:45.374, 7 laps;

UPDATE 4!

Jerez Day Four timesheet @ 2.41pm UK time
1. Massa, Williams, 1:29.023, 64 laps; 2. Alonso, Ferrari, 1:29.290, 96 laps; 3. Juncadella, Force India, 1:30.437, 60 laps; 4. Hamilton, Mercedes, 1:30.835, 26 laps; 5. Magnussen, McLaren, 1:32.260, 90 laps; 6. Rosberg, Mercedes, 1:36.951, 91 laps; 7. Sutil, Sauber, 1:39.941, 56 laps; 8. Bianchi, Marussia, 1:40.966, 12 laps; 9. Kobayashi, Caterham, 1:43.193, 54 laps; 10. Kvyat, Toro Rosso, 1:44.016, 8 laps; 11. Ricciardo, Red Bull, 1:45.374, 7 laps;

UPDATE 5!

Jerez test, Day Four final timesheet:
1. Massa, Williams, 1:28.229, 86 laps; 2. Alonso, Ferrari, 1:29.145, 115 laps; 3. Juncadella, Force India, 1:29.457, 81 laps; 4. Magnussen, McLaren, 1:30.806, 110 laps; 5. Hamilton, Mercedes, 1:30.822, 41 laps; 6. Bianchi, Marussia, 1:32.222, 25 laps; 7. Sutil, Sauber, 1:36.571, 69 laps; 8. Rosberg, Mercedes, 1:36.951, 91 laps; 9. Kobayashi, Caterham, 1:43.193, 54 laps; 10. Kvyat, Toro Rosso, 1:44.016, 9 laps; 11. Ricciardo, Red Bull, 1:45.374, 7 laps;

Red Bull’s test already over after only 7 laps today and 21 in total; Merc change schedule and Lewis Hamilton driving the W05 this afternoon as Nico Rosberg takes a break after completing a full race simulation this morning; Kobayashi makes F1 return

Kevin Magnussen makes his McLaren debut

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“Everything worked as it should… the car felt good.”

Kevin Magnussen makes his McLaren debut in the MP4-29. Full report from Day 3 in Jerez here.

Testing in Jerez (Day Three)

CHEQUERED FLAG: McLaren’s Kevin Magnussen finishes fastest on the third day of pre-season testing at Jerez:

1. Kevin Magnussen (McLaren) 1:23.2

2. Felipe Massa (Williams) 1:23.7

3. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) 1:23.9

4. Jenson Button (McLaren) 1:25.0

5. Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) 1:25.4

6. Nico Hulkenberg (Force India) 1:26.096

7. Jean-Eric Vergne (Toro Rosso) 1:29.915

8. Adrian Sutil (Sauber) 1:30.161

No time: Robin Frijns (Caterham); Max Chilton (Marussia); Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull)

Testing in Jerez (Day One)

Jerez test, Day One timesheet:

1. Raikkonen, Ferrari, 1:27.104, 31 laps.
2. Hamilton, Mercedes, 1:27.820, 18 laps.
3. Bottas, Williams, 1:30.082, 7 laps.
4. Perez, Force India, 1.33:161, 11 laps.
5. Vergne, Toro Rosso, 1:36.530, 15 laps.
6. Gutierrez, Sauber, 1:42.257, 7 laps.
7. Vettel, Red Bull, No time, 3 laps.
8. Ericsson, Caterham, No time, 1 lap.
9. Button, McLaren, No time, 0 laps.




The Mercedes AMG Petronas W04 (partly) unveiled today [updated]

And here’s the new Mercedes W05 uncovered! Here is a link to the launch site.

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First teaser is a detail of ‘the BlackBerry curve’ shared on Google+ and Twitter:

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Nose Crop (1)

McLaren has an important message on the car #keepfightingmichael:

Mercedes starts up and then fails to launch:

Felipe Massa’s Ferrari fastest on day 3 in Jerez

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Unofficial Thursday test times from Jerez:
1. Felipe Massa, Ferrari, 1:17.879, 85 laps
2. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, 1:18.766, 148 laps
3. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, 1:19.052, 102 laps
4. Kimi Raikkonen, Lotus, 1:19.200, 40 laps
5. Jean-Eric Vergne, Toro Rosso, 1:19.247, 85 laps
6. James Rossiter, Force India, 1:19.303, 42 laps
7. Jenson Button, McLaren, 1:19.603, 83 laps
8. Esteban Gutierrez, Sauber, 1:19.934, 110 laps
9. Max Chilton, Marussia, 1:21.269, 78 laps
10. Valtteri Bottas, Williams, 1:21.575, 86 laps*
11. Charles Pic, Caterham, 1:22.352, 57 laps
12. Paul di Resta, Force India, 1:23.729, 7 laps
* using 2012 car

Romain Grosjean’s Lotus fastest on day two in Jerez

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Unofficial Wednesday test times from Jerez:
1. Romain Grosjean, Lotus, 1:18.218, 95 laps
2. Paul di Resta, Force India, 1:19.003, 95 laps
3. Daniel Ricciardo, Toro Rosso, 1:19.134, 83 laps
4. Mark Webber, Red Bull, 1:19.338, 101 laps
5. Nico Hulkenberg, Sauber, 1:19.502, 99 laps
6. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, 1:19.519, 15 laps
7. Sergio Perez, McLaren, 1:19.572, 81 laps
8. Felipe Massa, Ferrari, 1:19.914, 78 laps
9. Pastor Maldonado, Williams, 1:20.693, 71 laps*
10. James Rossiter, Force India, 1:21.273, 19 laps
11. Giedo van der Garde, Caterham, 1:21.311, 88 laps
12. Luiz Razia, Marussia, 1:23.537, 31 laps
* Using 2012 car

Formula 1 Testing at Jerez 2012

Here are the first sounds of the 2012 cars!