Predict the lap time for Mercedes & McLaren in final Barcelona F1 test
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Predict the lap time for Mercedes & McLaren in final Barcelona F1 test
Posted By: James Allen  |  09 Mar 2011   |  11:30 am GMT  |  215 comments

The final test session of the 2011 pre-season continues this morning in Barcelona. The test lasts five days, of which the teams are allowed to do four days running with a single car.

It’s a crucial test for both Mercedes and McLaren, who would normally expect to be competing against Red Bull and Ferrari, but who appear to be behind after the tests so far. With extensive updates to their cars, this has to be the week when they close the gap to the pace setters.


McLaren was on track yesterday and will have a break tomorrow, while Mercedes hit the track today for four days of running.

Predict the fastest lap time by a McLaren or Mercedes car this week and win a signed copy of the JA on F1 2010 yearbook. We only have a few copies left, so if you didn’t get one yet, now’s your chance. The first person to accurately predict the fastest time by a McLaren driver and the first person to guess the fastest Mercedes time of the week, both will get a signed copy.

Put your guesses down in the comments sections below. Will they be going for a lap time on new tyres and low fuel, or will they lay their cards close to their chests?

For reference, McLaren did a 1m 22.910s lap yesterday, while Mercedes’ fastest from the last Barcelona test was 1m 23.168. Meanwhile Red Bull has set the fastest time of the test so far with 1m 22.544s.

Entries close at 8am UK time on Saturday 12th March 2011, when the final day’s testing begins.

To see the new Mercedes exhausts and lots of other up to the minute stuff check this out – storifyaabarcelonaatesting

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1

Fastest Mercedes time: 1:21.249

Fastest McLaren time: 1m22.888

No records will be broken on the final day, as heavy rain is forecast.

2

Sorry, I had already predicted the McLaren time after the Wednesday session. With them already planning not to run on Thursday and the forecast already suggesting it was going to be wet from Friday lunchtime it seemed like a safe bet.

3

Hoping for a dry final day so i’ll go for:

McLaren: 1:22.672

Mercedes: 1:21.053

4

Well, I reckon ‘CC’ has won it — unless someone predicted those times before he did. However just in case there’s a window of opportunity tomorrow before the rain sets in I’ll go for McLaren 1:22.793.

5

McLaren 1.42.00

Mecedes !.41.00

Have you the wheater forecast

6

Mclaren 1.22.458

Mercedes 1.21.213

7

Mercedes: 1:21.268

McLaren: 122.132

8

McLaren 1.22.131

Mercedes 1.21.268

9

James, perhaps since rain was due for Sat, you should have made sure people had to pick the time before it happens. Otherwise the first guy to copy and past Friday’s time wins.

10

mclaren, 1.22.888

mercedes,1.21.268

11

Mercedes 1m 20.987

Mclaren 1m 21.435

12

McLaren 1m22.888s

Mercedes 1:21.249

13

1m 22.400 for McLaren and 1m 22.650 for Mercedes, I guess.

14

Mercedes 1.21.268

McLaren 1.21.581

15

Mercedes: 1:20.8

McLaren: 1:21.0

16

McLaren 1:21.992

Mercedes 1:22.121

17

Mercedes 1.22.122

McLaren 1.22.221

18

Mclaren 1m 21.724

Mercedes 1m 21.819

19

Mclaren 1.30.000

Merc 1.30.500

Now I’m starting rain dance.

20

Just realized they wanted the fastest times for the week, not for the last day of the week.

21

mclaren 1m 22.447s

mercedes 1m 22.230s

22

McLaren 1.22.6

Mercedes 1.22.7

23

McLaren: 1:22.217

Mercedes: 1:21.987

24

Sorry, editing my guesswork..

McLaren will stick to a 1:22.217, but Mercedes changes to a 1:21:737

25

I hear it might rain…

McLaren: 1.24.634

Mercedes: 1.25.379

26

McLaren: 1:21.551

Mercedes: 1:21.423

27

McLaren – 1m 22.400s

Mercedes – 1m 22.700s

28

Merc: 1:21:928

McLaren: 1:22:024

29

Mclaren: 1:22:634

Mercedes: 1:22:212

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