Day 1 afternoon: Maldonado picks up where he left off

At the end, the much expected rain barely made its presence felt at this afternoon’s test in Barcelona.  With a cloudy day and cold conditions,  Pastor Maldonado finished back on top at the end of the day, just like he did during each day at Paul Ricard.

It was very close at the top today, with the top 14 drivers in the same second, and the difference between 1st and 5th just under 3 tenths.

Times from Autosport:

 1.  Pastor Maldonado      Rapax               1m27.457s  23
 2.  Sam Bird              ART                 1m27.473s  26
 3.  Christian Vietoris    Racing Engineering  1m27.531s  14
 4.  Charles Pic           Arden               1m27.661s  23
 5.  Marcus Ericsson       Super Nova          1m27.705s  27
 6.  Jules Bianchi         ART                 1m27.851s  29
 7.  Michael Herck         DPR                 1m27.946s  24
 8.  Davide Valsecchi      iSport              1m27.969s  33
 9.  Luiz Razia            Rapax               1m28.043s  28
10.  Josef Kral            Super Nova          1m28.058s  30
11.  Dani Clos             Racing Engineering  1m28.107s  21
12.  Giedo van der Garde   Addax               1m28.278s  32
13.  Sergio Perez          Addax               1m28.296s  33
14.  Oliver Turvey         iSport              1m28.431s  25
15.  Alberto Valerio       Coloni              1m28.471s  26
16.  Jerome d'Ambrosio     DAMS                1m28.630s  10
17.  Fabio Leimer          Ocean               1m28.715s  13
18.  Max Chilton           Ocean               1m28.803s  20
19.  Adrian Zaugg          Trident             1m28.818s  20
20   Vladimir Arabadzhiev  Coloni              1m29.123s  30
21.  Ho-Pin Tung           DAMS                1m29.136s  36
22.  Rodolfo Gonzalez      Arden               1m29.508s  27
23.  Johnny Cecotto        Trident             1m29.933s  10
24.  Giacomo Ricci         DPR

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5 Responses to Day 1 afternoon: Maldonado picks up where he left off

  1. Fujer says:

    Good first day from Ericsson considering he hasnt driven this track before.

  2. How can a team that doesn’t have budget to run a GP2 team is going to apply an entry to the 2011 F1 season?
    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/82765

  3. Marcin says:

    They can’t it;s only PR stunt to get more attention from drivers and sponsors. Something like Litespeed, Formtech, etc. last year.

    Am I only one to see a real potential in Rapax Team?! Maybe Maldonado is that last bit that was missing in their game since Piquet time? I really do hope so, like to see underdogs fight big guns… Pastor needs good result.

  4. spudy says:

    Pastor has already driven for Piquet GP (Rapax) before hasn’t he?

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