Details and pictures from the second day of the Valencia test
2 February 2010

Ferrari driver Felipe Massa continued to lead the way on the second day of Formula One testing at Valencia on Tuesday.

Massa set a fastest time of 1m 11.722sec - almost three-tenths of a second faster than his nearest rival, Kamui Kobayashi, who is driving the BMW Sauber.

See the hi-res pics from the second day of testing

Updated with more than 50 pics: see 2010's F1 cars in action in Valencia - including Schumacher's return

The second day also marked a change in the driver roster, most notably with Lewis Hamilton taking over from McLaren test driver Gary Paffett to set third fastest time.

reigning world champion Jenson Button will drive tomorrow. Michael Schumacher is not driving today, but will be back in action on Wednesday.

Unofficial times

1. Massa 1m11.7222. Kobayashi 1m12.0563. Hamilton 1m12.2564. Kubica 1m12.4265. Rosberg 1m12.8996. Barrichello 1m13.3777. Buemi 1m13.823

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2 February 2010

If any driver has the potential to match Schumacher and Senna's racing aggression, it's Kobayashi - a borderline nutcase and huge talent.

I'm really glad he's back this year.

2 February 2010

Very, very excited by the upcoming season!

A couple of things are running through my mind though. The first is a realisation of how damn close this season could be:

Potential race winning cars:

Ferrari, McLaren, Mercedes, Red Bull, Renault (If it goes as good as it looks), Williams (Just because it's about time and you never now what could happen)

Potential race winning drivers:

Massa, Alonso

Button, Hamilton

Schumacher, Rosberg

Webber, Vettel

Kubica

Barrichello

Kobayashi (Not sure if Sauber will screw anything amazing together but he's got the guts to drive over the others and get a win!)

So based on that we could have 11 races with different winners!! Bring on the tension!

Also, anyone noticed on the pictures of the Ferrari F10 that it seems to have grown a mast?? What is that thing! Please tell me it's some kind of testing device and won't be around for the whole season!!

2 February 2010

Yes, there are a lot of potential race winners on the grid this year.

Which is why Schumacher won't find it as easy as before, when he only had one or two competitive drivers and cars to beat

[quote tomberon]Also, anyone noticed on the pictures of the Ferrari F10 that it seems to have grown a mast?? What is that thing! Please tell me it's some kind of testing device and won't be around for the whole season[/quote]

Yes, its an extra testing mast, McLaren have it as well. The test car is nothing like the race car, Ferrari and McLaren (and probably some others) have updates coming for the first race.

2 February 2010

So Massa goes quickest in testing for two days running and The Autocar figures the best picture to go with the headline is one of Lewis Hamilton!.

Looks like some things won't change this season!.


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