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Hamilton Fastest On Close Final Day Of Testing

Lewis Hamilton did enough to grab the headlines as he was fastest on the final day of testing ahead of the 2010 season which starts in earnest in 2 weeks time.

The British driver headed the tightly packed field as top teams like Red Bull Racing, Ferrari and Mercedes all flexed their muscles with top drivers and very quick times.

Aero setups were supposed to be the plan for the last day, but many drivers put in long runs with Michael Schumacher and Hamilton playing cat and mouse for some time as Schumi covered a race distance.

Further downfield Buemi and Kobayashi put in solid days for the independent teams, ahead of Renault’s Kubica who struggled a little bit.

At the bottom though it was still Lotus and Virgin who are struggling to find their feet, Lotus still looking the more likely team of the pair to do well as Virgin are continually hindered by a major hydraulic problem.

Pos  Driver        Team                       Time     Laps
 1.  Hamilton      McLaren-Mercedes     (B)  1:20.472  134
 2.  Webber        Red Bull-Renault     (B)  1:20.496   59
 3.  Massa         Ferrari              (B)  1:20.539  113
 4.  Sutil         Force India-Mercedes (B)  1:20.611   99
 5.  Vettel        Red Bull-Renault     (B)  1:20.667   76
 6.  M.Schumacher  Mercedes GP          (B)  1:20.745  122
 7.  Barrichello   Williams-Cosworth    (B)  1:20.870   83
 8.  Kobayashi     BMW-Sauber           (B)  1:20.911   67
 9.  Buemi         Toro Rosso-Ferrari   (B)  1:22.135   87
10.  Kubica        Renault              (B)  1:23.175  106
11.  Kovalainen    Lotus-Cosworth       (B)  1:25.251   65
12.  di Grassi     Virgin-Cosworth      (B)  1:26.160   47

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One response

  1. I’m not sure how much we can read into the testing. I’m looking for help in making my SportGuru predictions for the first race though.

    Check out http://www.sportguru.co.uk/f1 if you fancy taking me on this season…

    March 1, 2010 at 7:02 pm

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