Monday, February 14, 2011
Last testing day classification + Alonso's thoughts
Lotus Renault GP
Red Bull Racing
Marussia Virgin Racing
P. di Resta
here is what Fernando Alonso declared after this last day of tests :
"The best thing about these first two test sessions is definitely reliability. Felipe [Massa] and I have always been able to at least 100 revolutions per day, which is very positive. Our goal during these tests is to make car as strong as possible and then, when we are in Bahrain to introduce some developments for performance,"said Fernando Alonso to the reporters at Jerez.
"As I've said many times recently, there is no reason to watch the leaves of time, but it would be very surprising if a team other than Red Bull, McLaren, Ferrari, Renault and Mercedes was fighting for victories. Red Bull finished last year with an advantage of about half a second on another and it would be strange if they are not the strongest in Bahrain."
More , Fernando Alonso thinks that the area of 600 meters fixed by the FIA to use the moveable rear wing is too short :
"we've tried the moveable rear wing in race conditions, but it is too early to clearly understand if overtaking will be easier. We need to see if the area of 600 meters set by the FIA is not too restrictive but we know that this situation can always be revisited" said the Spaniard. "From what little we've seen, I think it will always be very difficult to move a car with a similar level of performance to yours. The system works well on our car: we have never had a problem, not even braking."