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Analysis: 2013 season first F1 test at Jerez

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What are the teams trying to achieve in a test?

JAonF1 wrote: F1 Teams are very regimented, they run 4 fuel levels: 20kg, 60kg, 80kg and 140kg. Most of the running you see at tests is done in 60-80kg loads. The only time they will do 140kg full tank runs is when they do a race simulation. The only time they will do less than 20kg, is when they simulate qualifying prior to the race simulation run.

Serious teams don’t run less than 20kg, which is a six-lap run. They have to be careful because the tyres don’t last more than a couple of timed laps.

Temperatures this week were 15 degrees, which isn’t too bad for winter testing, but it’s still not representative of the race weekend running which is usually 30 degrees plus and this is always one of the unknowns coming away from winter testing… Read Full

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