Mercedes racer Lewis Hamilton was fastest in first day of pre-season testing in Barcelona, ahead by 0,113 seconds of the morning session leader Sebastian Vettel.
In the early hours of the penultimate three-time world champion, who replaced Valtteri Bottas at the wheel W08, drove the fastest lap on the Soft tyres, with the result 1.21.765, taking off almost a second with a best result of last year’s tests.
As Bottas in the morning, the Briton overcame more than 66 laps – length of the Grand Prix of Spain. Thus, the “Silver arrows” have become the absolute leaders of the passed distance, after completing more than 150 laps.
Text coverage of the first day of the official F1 tests in Barcelona
Vettel alone ran 127 laps and at the end of day also significantly increased. And your best lap, the German ran a Medium.
Third went to Felipe Massa, at the beginning of the afternoon session for a brief period in the lead.
In fourth place for a few minutes before the checkered flag rose Haas racing driver Kevin Magnussen rounded out the top five was Daniel ricciardo, also showed his best time at the last minute.
Bottas due to his morning time began at the end of the sixth day. Followed in the Protocol are located Sergio Perez, Carlos Sainz and Nico Hulkenberg.
Alas, it does not specify a day at McLaren. Due to technical problems for Fernando Alonso missed almost the entire morning session. In the afternoon the Spaniard drove 28 laps, despite the ongoing problems, and took the tenth place, ahead only of Sauber driver Marcus Ericsson.
|4.||Kevin Magnussen||Haas F1||1.22,894||+1,129||51|
|5.||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull Racing||1.22,926||+1,161||50|
|7.||Sergio Perez||Force India||1.23,709||+1,944||39|
|8.||Carlos Sainz Jr.||Toro Rosso||1.24,494||+2,729||52|
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