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Jerez test mileage stats

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05/02/2015

While it would be fashionable to ladle further doom and gloom on McLaren-Honda's opening test, let's not forget the lessons of 2014.

Kevin Magnussen came away from the opening test as pace-setter, ahead of Felipe Massa and Lewis Hamilton, with McLaren teammate Jenson Button fourth and the Ferrari duo fifth and seventh. Indeed, the opening day of testing, saw the Kimi Raikkonen and his Ferrari outpace the eventual world champion by 0.716s.

And while some will mock - including us on Twitter - it's what it's for - the 79 laps completed by the Woking team over the past four days, this compares favourably with the 21 completed by Red Bull last year, the 54 by Toro Rosso and 76 by Caterham. And let's not forget the fact that Lotus didn't even turn up.

Whilst we don't expect to see McLaren worrying Lewis and Nico too much in Melbourne, it would be foolish to write the Woking outfit off this season, not with the might (and pride) of Honda behind it.

The opening test was about reliability and consistency, not pace, so let's not get too carried away by the time difference between the Ferraris and Mercedes, instead look at the mileage the teams have completed... as the old saying goes, to finish first, first you have to finish.

Ferrari has clearly improved its power unit, but the Mercedes remains the class of the field.

For what it's worth, the other thing worth noting is that Raikkonen's fastest lap this week was 2.435s quicker than anything we saw at Jerez in 2014.

Engine Manufacturer Test Mileage - Jerez

Engine Manufacturer Miles Kms
Mercedes 2707.4 4356.98
Ferrari 2011.3 3236.74
Renault 1428.0 2298.04
Honda 217.4 349.80

Team Test Mileage - Jerez

Team Miles Kms
Mercedes 1419.7 2284.76
Sauber 1051.0 1691.43
Toro Rosso 971.2 1563.02
Ferrari 960.2 1545.31
Williams 764.9 1230.94
Lotus 522.8 841.29
Red Bull 456.7 735.02
McLaren 217.4 349.80

Driver Test Mileage - Jerezn

Driver Team Miles Kms
Rosberg Mercedes 847.4 1363.77
Hamilton Mercedes 572.3 920.99
Raikkonen Ferrari 550.3 885.57
Nasr Sauber 542.0 872.28
Ericsson Sauber 509.0 819.15
Sainz Toro Rosso 503.5 810.29
Verstappen Toro Rosso 467.7 752.73
Vettel Ferrari 410.0 659.75
Massa Williams 396.2 637.61
Maldonado Lotus 376.9 606.61
Bottas Williams 368.7 593.33
Ricciardo Red Bull 231.1 371.94
Kvyat Red Bull 225.6 363.08
Grosjean Lotus 145.8 234.67
Button McLaren 112.8 181.54
Alonso McLaren 104.6 168.26

For daily times, reports and pictures from Jerez, visit our Test Index

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1. Posted by 4-Wheel Drifter, 06/02/2015 1:57

"Friends: Since no points are awarded for testing, the 'results' are more indicative of team readiness or focus than anything else. It's clear that Fernando must be wondering about the assurances he received from Honda and that Jense must be wondering if Ron D. retained him solely for the purpose of driving him mad. But never mind, One assumes that the first three rows in Melbourne on Race day will be heavily loaded with Mercedes power units. Maybe one or two Ferraris will creep into rows three or four. As to Renault's and Hondas? How many races do you think our Austrian Energy drink C.E.O. will attend after the Swiss chap and Sir Frank begin showing his cars their rear wings? I love F1 even though I dream of FOM going bankrupt."

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