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PeterH on December 1st, 2009

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JEREZ TEST – DAY ONE Press Information
1 December 2009
Date
Tuesday 1 December
Track
Circuito de Jerez
Driver
Mike Conway / Marcus Ericsson
No of Laps
58 laps / 50 laps
Best Lap Time
01:19.920 / 01:20.333
Kilometres Covered
257km / 221km
Track Length
4.428km
Weather
Sunny
Ambient Temperature
Maximum 19°C
Track Temperature
Maximum 26°C
The team’s first testing action since the start of the 2009 Formula One season in March got underway today with the first day of the Young Driver test in Jerez.
Mike Conway and Marcus Ericsson are driving for the team this week in the Brawn-Mercedes BGP 001 car.
Mike began the on-track action this morning completing 58 laps as he acclimatised to the car and then worked through an aerodynamic evaluation. Marcus took over for the afternoon session for his first drive in a Formula One car and had the opportunity to familiarise himself with the BGP 001 and the circuit over 50 laps.
RESULTS (All timings are unofficial)
Pos
Driver
Car
Time
Laps
1.
Andy Soucek
Williams-Toyota
1:19.158
87
2.
Paul Di Resta
Force India Mercedes
1:19.369
46
3.
Gary Paffett
McLaren-Mercedes
1:19.426
54
4.
Daniel Ricciardo
Red Bull Renault
1:19.534
113
5.
Jules Bianchi
Ferrari
1:19.626
91
6.
Mike Conway
Brawn-Mercedes
1:19.920
58
7.
Alexander Rossi
BMW Sauber
1:20.227
82
8.
Marcus Ericsson
Brawn-Mercedes
1:20.333
50
9.
Bertrand Baguette
Renault
1:20.511
105
10.
JR Hildebrand
Force India Mercedes
1:20.537
49
11.
Oliver Turvey
McLaren-Mercedes
1:20.856
27
12.
Brendon Hartley
Toro Rosso Ferrari
1:21.325
69

The team’s first testing action since the start of the 2009 Formula One season in March got underway today with the first day of the Young Driver test in Jerez.
Mike Conway and Marcus Ericsson are driving for the team this week in the Brawn-Mercedes BGP 001 car. (more…)

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PeterH on November 23rd, 2009
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Three years after his father Keke had won the Formula 1 World Championship, Nico Rosberg was born in Wiesbaden, Germany on 27 June 1985, inheriting his racing DNA from his father.
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PeterH on November 17th, 2009

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PeterH on November 16th, 2009

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Mercedes-Benz will enter the Formula 1 World Championship with its own team, beginning with the 2010 season, and Daimler AG and McLaren Group will change their form of cooperation with effect as of 13 November 2009. This was announced by Daimler AG today.

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PeterH on November 9th, 2009

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PeterH on April 19th, 2008

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New C 63 AMG ready for the off as the official Safety Car in the DTM
Affalterbach/Oschersleben. The new C 63 AMG will be at the start as the
official Safety Car for the second DTM race of the season in Oschersleben
(April 19/20, 2008). The top-of-the-range C-Class model with its 336 kW/
457 hp AMG 6.3-litre V8-engine and modifications

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