If you’re like me and you have been watching F1 for the better part of your life, then you also have been mourning the loss of the “slick” tire since the inception of Max’s speed reducing grooved tires. Well the slicks are back for testing at Jerez and what a wonderful sight to see. Nick Heidfeld took top position on slicks. Not to take away anything from Nick or BMW but obviously the slicks have some serious grip. Here’s hoping the test will usher the permanent return of slicks soon.

Jerez testing times

1. HEIDFELD BMW 1m19.042s
2. BUTTON Honda 1m19.155s
3. HAMILTON McLaren 1m19.712s
4. RAIKKONEN Ferrari 1m20.083s
5. KOVALAINEN Renault 1m20.366s
6. BOURDAIS Toro Rosso 1m20.615s
7. PAFFETT McLaren 1m20.638s
8. WEBBER Red Bull 1m20.682s
9. GENE Ferrari 1m20.832s
10. CONWAY Super Aguri 1m20.927s
11. VETTEL Toro Rosso 1m21.086s
12. ROSSITER Super Aguri 1m21.246s
13. GLOCK Toyota 1m21.336s
14. FISICHELLA Renault 1m21.424s
15. HULKENBERG Williams 1m21.556s
16. MONTAGNY Force India 1m21.559s
17. NAKAJIMA Williams 1m21.586s
18. ASMER BMW 1m21.962s
19. KOBAYASHI Toyota 1m22.186s
20. VILLA BMW 1m23.583s

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Lucas S.
Lucas S.

I really hope BMW can kick it up another notch this year and mix up the top four a little more. With any luck maybe this will be the year nick will finally get to stand on the top of the podium.

Lucas S.


While it’s never a good thing to take alot of info out of testing, cause you never know what the teams are testing….. But that being said, are the teams running driver aid-less cars with slick tires? Interesting if they are…..

John “I fixed that stuck rant button” Stone

Lucas S.
Lucas S.

The way I understand it at least most of the teams are. Only some are running slicks, but I think about everyone is running without driver aids.

Lucas S.


Please please please mix the BMW in the top runners… Please please please say BYE BYE BYE BYE BYE to grooves and say hi to slicks!
BTW NC, the post header says “SICKS Return to Jerez Testing With Heidfeld On Top”


Yeah it is. One reason why I use Mozilla, it catches my typos when my eyelids feel incredibly heavy already :D .