Mileage update: Ferrari most, Red Bull least in Spain

Mileage update: Ferrari most, Red Bull least in Spain

5 March 2012 – Although their expected Melbourne grid positions could not be much more different this year, it was a reverse of the order in terms of mileage at the final pre-season test in Barcelona. Ferrari led the way with 466 laps, whereas Red Bull managed only 60 percent of that figure as they struggled with problems.

On Saturday at the Circuit de Catalunya, Red Bull rolled out a selection of major upgrades - not least to the exhaust section of the RB8. However, as the squad told GPUpdate.net on Sunday afternoon, it was gearbox problems which kept World Champion Sebastian Vettel in the pits for much of the final day.

The Barcelona (2) mileage table looks like this:
1. Ferrari 466 laps / 2,169.3 km / 1,339.7 mi
- ran on all four days

2. Mercedes 436 laps / 2,029.6 km / 1,253.5 mi
- ran on all four days

3. Caterham 392 laps / 1,824.7 km / 1,127.0 mi
- ran on all four days

4. Sauber 380 laps / 1,768.9 km / 1,092.5 mi
- ran on all four days

5. Toro Rosso 375 laps / 1,745.6 km / 1,078.2 mi
- ran on all four days

6. Lotus 359 laps / 1,671.2 km / 1,032.2 mi
- ran on all four days

7. Force India 340 laps / 1,582.7 km / 977.5 mi
- ran on all four days

8. Williams 338 laps / 1,573.4 km / 971.7 mi
- ran on all four days

9. McLaren 289 laps / 1,345.3 km / 830.8 mi
- ran on all four days

10. Red Bull 279 laps / 1,298.7 km / 802.2 mi
- ran on all four days, major upgrade on Saturday

- HRT car not delivered on time
- (filming day taking place in Barcelona on Monday)

- Marussia failed final FIA crash test
- (filming day taking place at Silverstone on Monday)


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Also on Monday:
Overall mileage after pre-season testing

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With testing having drawn to a close, the Formula 1 action continues with first free practice for the Australian Grand Prix on Friday 16 March. All developments can be tracked through the interactive GPUpdate.net Live Report.

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