February 2, 2015
Formula 1 sizzles at Jerez but Honda sounds sick.
As you read this, F1 teams are in the middle of the second day of pre season testing at Jerez. Engine sounds for 2015 are perhaps even more alien than last year's. All the sizzles and pops and whines are sure to be recorded and spectrum analyzed for clues by all manufacturers.
Day one saw Mercedes dominate in terms of trouble free milage and, unexpectedly, Ferrari in terms of single lap pace.
Mclaren had serious issues with their Honda power unit and got no meaningful running.
The first half of day two has Vettel again on top, setting a faster time than on day one, 1:20.984.
Mclaren is still in trouble with Jenson Button not able to do significant laps so far.
1 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m20.984s
2 Felipe Nasr Sauber 1m21.867s +0.883
3 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1m22.319s +1.335
4 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m22.490s +1.506
5 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso 1m24.167s +3.183
6 Pastor Maldonado Lotus 1m25.802s +4.818
7 Jenson Button McLaren 1m54.655s +33.671