MPH: Mark Hughes on...

MPH: Mark Hughes on...

Want to know who did the business in F1 testing at Jerez last week? Well, there's no point basing it on the times, though they are a useful starting point

All the evidence suggests that, during testing at Jerez last week, the big teams were brimming their fuel tanks before their long runs and keeping a decent amount on board even for short stints. The fast cars simply weren't fast enough for that not to be the case.

Last year's best time around there was a 1m17.4s, set by both Red Bull and Williams. But last week no one bettered 1m19.5s. Okay, the 2010 cars, with their bulkier tanks, probably won't be as aerodynamically efficient as their '09 predecessors, and those narrower front tyres won't have as much grip, but you can be fairly certain they're not going to be 2s per lap slower.

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