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Barcelona February testing II (2015)

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Felipe Nasr aims to score points on Formula One debut

Sauber's F1 rookie has targeted registering right from the start in the Australian Grand Prix in less than two weeks' time.

Sergio Perez admits Force India is behind its rivals

Only two days of testing for new machine means Mexican thinks team is underprepared for F1 opener.

Ricciardo insists Red Bull is ready for Melbourne

Lead driver dispels questions over lack of pace and reliability ahead of season opening Grand Prix.

Pirelli compound choices for Australia to be announced within next three days

Pre-season testing ends with the teams having tried all the 2015 tyres apart from the full wet.

Ferrari leave the winter testing pretty happy with the way the car is performing

Sebastian Vettel: "...It’s clear that Mercedes is still ahead by quite a way, but right behind there is us, Williams and Red Bull, all very close.

Winter testing came to an end with another productive day for Sahara Force India

Sergio Perez completed his first miles in the VJM08, clocking 130 laps at the Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona.

Red Bull completes the 2015 winter testing programme in Barcelona

Daniel Ricciardo: "I feel really ready to race now and I think we’ll be good come Melbourne.”

Rosberg wraps up winter testing with a marathon run at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

Nico Rosberg: "We are very optimistic. Now, I look forward to flying to Australia and getting back to racing."

Sauber is satisfied with the final preparations before the season opener

Giampaolo Dall’Ara: "Today we had a positive end to an overall satisfactory pre-season campaign."

The curtain closes on McLaren-Honda’s pre-season preparations

Eric Boullier: "Looking back at the last four weeks, our winter test programme has been difficult."

Toro Rosso: On the way to Melbourne…

Franz Tost: “We arrived in Jerez exactly a month ago with two rookies and we leave Barcelona tonight with two young drivers who are ready to make their Formula 1 debut."

Lotus ends the final day of pre-season testing at Barcelona early

Pastor Maldonado: "My braking was compromised coming into turn four, meaning I went off the track and hit the barriers."

Bottas ends final day of Barcelona F1 testing on top

Early super-soft run means Williams packs up early, with Mercedes content to shield its pace advantage once again.

Bottas fastest for Williams on final morning in Barcelona

Last day of Formula One pre-season testing, and super-soft ‘qualifying simulation’ runs dominate the timesheets.

Ferrari happy to get its first race distance of the winter done today at Barcelona

Kimi Raikkonen: “Overall it hasn’t been a bad test since we covered a race distance today."

With Magnussen replacing Alonso, McLaren completes a useful test programme in Barcelona

Kevin Magnussen: "It’s good working with Honda, they’re a very enthusiastic team, you can feel they have a desire to succeed – they’re here to win."

The third day of testing in Barcelona goes according to plan for the Sauber F1 Team

Marcus Ericsson: "All in all it was a good day for the final preparations before going to Melbourne.”

Barcelona: Hülkenberg clocked 158 laps at the wheel of the new VJM08

Nico Hülkenberg: “It was a very positive day in terms of reliability and getting a lot of mileage under our belts."

Ricciardo promises more to come from Red Bull

Three-time Grand Prix winner declares: ‘We’ve got to pull-in those silver cars’ as testing continues.

McLaren targets European season for performance boost

Reliability issues mean that early-season flyaways will come too soon for new Honda-powered era.

Ricciardo has a trouble-free day in Barcelona

Daniel Ricciardo: "Most of the other teams did some performance running today but we were focusing on ourselves."

Hamilton sends another message to Mercedes’ rivals in Barcelona

Day three of test ends with the World Champion outpacing the pack, despite running a harder tyre.

Williams: We're working hard to chase down Mercedes

Veteran engineer Pat Symonds admits factory Merc squad is still out front, but thinks Williams is poised to lead the chase.

Massa beats Kimi on third morning of Barcelona test

Mercedes chasers go to war on super-soft tyres, but they’re still slower than Rosberg from yesterday on softs.

Rivals in awe of Mercedes pace in Barcelona testing

Vettel admits Rosberg's time on soft tyres was "awesome" as World Champions show their hand.

Ferrari: The second day of testing at the Catalan circuit

Kimi Raikkonen: "In a few days in Melbourne we will find out where we really are..."

Sahara Force India achieve a solid first day with the VJM08 at Barcelona

Nico Hülkenberg: "We were able to run reliably straight out of the box and that is very encouraging."

McLaren has its most productive and promising day of the winter

The team did a fantastic job to replace the power-unit ahead of today’s session.

Setup-chasing session for Rosberg on day two at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

Today's schedule consisted of aero analysis work in the morning, followed by setup evaluation in the afternoon.

Bottas has the second best time on day 2 at Barcelona

Valtteri Bottas: "The day was busy and we know there is still more to come, I feel positive and the balance was good."

Vettel says he didn't see start of Alonso accident

What exactly occurred when Fernando Alonso lost control and hit the wall last week is a mystery, but Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel has some insight.

Another positive day for the Sauber and Felipe Nasr in Barcelona

Felipe Nasr: "Again today we made another step forward, and we have to keep pushing in this direction."

Rosberg sets fastest time yet to top Barcelona test

Nico Rosberg set the quickest time of pre-season testing at Barcelona so far to top the second day of running at the Spanish track.

Hulkenberg hails 'remarkable' VJM08 reliability

Nico Hulkenberg was encouraged by the new Force India's "remarkable" reliability on its first day of running at Barcelona on Friday.

Nasr leads the way on second morning of testing

Brazilian Felipe Nasr was quickest in the second morning of this week's Formula One testing at Barcelona.

Ferrari: The opening day of the final test session of the winter at Montmelò

James Allison: “This wasn’t an easy day for us as we spent time chasing our tails on an annoying reliability problems..."

Sauber's Marcus Ericsson has been the busiest driver of the day in Barcelona

Marcus Ericsson: “It was a productive day, and for me the best one of the pre-season so far."

A decent day with Daniil Kvyat at the wheel of the RB11 in Barcelona

Daniil Kvyat: “We were able to get quite a lot done and hopefully we’ll get more done tomorrow."

Williams has the best time of the day at Barcelona

Felipe Massa: "The FW37 never showed a sign of an issue and this has been the case since we arrived at the first test in Jerez."

Grosjean resumed test duties in the Lotus E23 Hybrid at Barcelona

Romain Grosjean completed 75 laps over the course of a programme of set-up evaluations and performance simulations.