@Oggi84: Basically another way of McLaren saying "look how tight the rear of our car is". It's not a technical term, but in reference to size zero models. But as someone pointed out the other day here, it's not healthy to by size zero!
@Prithvi: It requires a bit of guesswork at the moment or some spy photos. The best way to see under the skin is at races when the teams are not allowed to bring the garage doors down. Then we get a good look at the cars with the bodywork off.
The afternoon session is underway. Bottas and Nasr are on track.
@AbhishekChoudhury: Very tough question. If I owned a racing team and wanted someone to make sure it won at all cost, I would pick Christian Horner. However, my concern as a neutral journalist is that he does not always act in the best interests of the sport but in the best interests of Red Bull. Of course, that is what he is paid to do, so I'm not having a dig, but F1 has too much self-interest at the moment to the detriment of the sport. Martin Whitmarsh was the opposite, a lovely, charming man who emphasised the need to be "a good citizen of F1". However, that was arguably at the cost of McLaren's competitiveness and it was not a huge surprised when Dennis manoeuvred him out of power. From what I've seen of Maurizio Arrivabene, he appears to be a good mix of the above. I'm looking forward to seeing if he can shake up the sport a bit.
The McLaren is back on track, let's see if they can recover from a morning in the garage.
@Pavan: Sadly we don't have access to team radio at tests. Without the competitive environment of a race it would be pretty dull anyway.
Red flag. Pastor Maldonado is in the tyre barrier at Turn 4.
It looks like he went straight off and straight into the tyre barrier.
Nate was just talking to Maldonado in the paddock over lunch. Maybe it was something he said...
No ambulance on the scene so we are hoping Pastor was able to walk away from that one.
@melon: He is a quick driver, but terribly inconsistent. He's not the first driver to crash in testing, so we shouldn't hold that against him - especially as we don't know the cause of the accident. Most concerning is that he rarely admits its his fault and it seems he struggles to learn from the errors he makes. In Grosjean, he is up against one of the best drivers on the grid and as a result has looked all the more mediocre.
@Salman: I think most fans would rather he was honest. If the car is off the pace at the start of the year and they pretend they are running at full performance, surely that is more crushing for fans?
Nate was also taking to Lotus technical director Nick Chester at lunch, who said the team is playing with front wing settings this week and would do so this afternoon, which would affect the balance of the car.
@iker: No sign of the RB11 yet this afternoon.
Green flag as testing resumes following Maldonado's moment.
The other thing to note on that picture is the extra large brake duct to feed the blown wheel nuts.
@cthuljew: All the team has told us is that they were performing "car system checks" this morning. More running expected this afternoon.
@Prithvi: Toro Rosso changed theirs too.