Cumulative F1 test times from Jerez

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There’s not a need to draw too much in the way of conclusions after Formula One’s first test in Jerez last week, except these:

  • Mercedes powerplants ran hundreds of laps (875 total laps).
  • Renault powerplants did not (151).
  • Ferrari split the difference (444).
  • This marked the first time teams could get any sort of extended running on the 2014 Pirelli compounds.
  • Kevin Magnussen delivered as excellent a first impression as a confirmed Grand Prix driver as was possible.
  • Teams will still have a lot of work to do in the factories before the next test, Feb. 19-22 in Bahrain.

Here’s the cumulative test times, below. Meanwhile Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday daily recaps are linked in this sentence.

1.  Kevin Magnussen, McLaren-Mercedes, 1m 23.276s, 162 Laps
2.  Felipe Massa, Williams-Mercedes, 1m 23.700s, 133
3.  Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, 1m 23.952s, 121
4.  Jenson Button, McLaren-Mercedes, 1m 24.165s, 83
5.  Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, 1m 24.812s, 78
6.  Valtteri Bottas, Williams-Mercedes, 1m 25.344s, 42
7.  Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, 1m 25.495s, 173
8.  Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, 1m 25.588s, 188 
9.  Nico Hulkenberg, Force India-Mercedes, 1m 26.096s, 17
10. Sergio Perez, Force India-Mercedes, 1m 28.376s, 48 
11. Daniel Juncadella, Force India-Mercedes, 1m 29.457s, 81
12. Jean-Eric Vergne, Toro Rosso-Renault, 1m 29.915s, 45 
13. Adrian Sutil, Sauber-Ferrari, 1m 30.161s, 103
14. Jules Bianchi, Marussia-Ferrari, 1m 32.222s, 25
15. Esteban Gutierrez, Sauber-Ferrari, 1m 33.270s, 60
16. Marcus Ericsson, Caterham-Renault, 1m 37.975s, 12 
17. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault, 1m 38.320s, 11
18. Kamui Kobayashi, Caterham-Renault, 1m 43.193s, 54
19. Daniil Kvyat, Toro Rosso-Renault, 1m 44.016s, 9
20. Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull-Renault, 1m 45.374s, 10
21. Robin Frijns, Caterham-Renault, No time, 10
22. Max Chilton, Marussia-Ferrari, No time, 5

Recapping the 2018 Dakar Rally with “best of” video highlights

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EDITOR’S NOTE: NBCSN will air additional Dakar Rally highlights on Monday at 7 p.m. ET.

As it has done so for four decades, the 40th annual Dakar Rally – the most grueling test of man and machine anywhere – produced a number of surprise finishes and also several disappointments for drivers or riders who were expected to do well in the nearly 5,600-mile trek that began in Peru and continued through Bolivia and ending in Argentina.

NBCSN has aired highlights from all 14 stages (actually 13, because one stage was completely rained out) during the Rally’s two-week run, which concluded Saturday.

Here’s some of the “best of” highlights from the overall Rally highlights, followed by a quick guide that gives you wrapups to all 14 stages.

So, without further adieu, here’s NBCSN’s “best of” the 2018 Dakar Rally:

2018 Dakar Rally: Best of cars

2018 Dakar Rally: Best of bikes

2018 Dakar Rally: Best of trucks

2018 Dakar Rally: Best of quads

Lastly, here’s a day-by-day wrapup of how the Rally played out.

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