Alonso quickest on Day 4 at Jerez

Fernando Alonso, Ferrari F2012, Jerez

Fernando Alonso put three pretty ordinary days for Ferrari behind him by setting the fastest time on the final day of testing at Jerez. Although, it’s worth noting the time was set early in the day before a hydraulic problem in the F2012 interrupted his afternoon.

Alonso’s time of 1:18.877 was the second quickest of the 2012 cars across the four days, only behind Romain Grosjean, who yesterday drove the E20 to a best lap of 1:18.419.

F1 rookie Jean-Eric Vergne was next fastest on Day 4 in the STR7 with Sebastian Vettel close behind in the RB8. Vettel’s day started late after Red Bull were forced to overcome some electrical gremlins.

Pre-season testing returns to Barcelona in just under two weeks (21–24 February), where we will see the Mercedes GP W03 for the first time.

2012 F1 pre-season testing – Jerez (Day 4)

  1. Alonso, Ferrari – 1m18.877s (39 laps)
  2. Vergne, Toro Rosso – 1m19.597s +0.720 (80 laps)
  3. Vettel, Red Bull – 1m19.606s +0.729 (50 laps)
  4. Hamilton, McLaren – 1m19.640s +0.763 (86 laps)
  5. Grosjean, Lotus – 1m19.729s +0.852 (95 laps)
  6. Kobayashi, Sauber – 1m19.834s +0.957 (76 laps)
  7. Hulkenberg, Force India – 1m19.977s +1.100 (90 laps)
  8. Senna, Williams – 1m20.132s +1.255 (125 laps)
  9. Trulli, Caterham – 1m22.198s +3.321 (117 laps)

All Timing Unofficial

[Source: Autosport]