The first test session of the season came to an end this afternoon, after Jaime Alguersuari had given the STR6 its track debut on Tuesday. Sebastien Buemi took over yesterday afternoon and ran through all of today. Three days of testing is not enough to draw any real conclusions about performance and comparison with others is definitely not on the cards, given that some teams were still running 2010 cars, while Pirelli provided no less than three different types of tyres. While the trucks now travel south to Jerez de la Frontera, the engineers have a few days to analyse data and prepare a programme for the next four day test session which gets underway on Thursday 10 February.
Sebastien Buemi: “Another interesting day, my first full one in the new car. I was able to have a good look at all three compounds of tyre from Pirelli, from the Medium through to the Super-soft. I used KERS all day and we had no issues with the system. The first three days of running with the new car have been productive, and now we must prepare to make progress in Jerez next week.”
Circuit: Ricardo Tormo – 4.005 kms
Driver: Sebastien Buemi
Chassis: STR6 – 02
Best time: 1:14.801, 73 laps