Racer Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen showed the best time on the final day of the first pre-season tests in Barcelona.
Due to insufficient number of test days with the rain rubber Pirelli riders spent a few trips on artificially wetted the track. Because of the warm and Sunny weather the track would dry quickly, so many people immediately switched to slicks, which ultimately led to a dramatic improvement.
First by Max Verstappen for some time stayed on the first line of the Protocol, but Kimi its terms 1.20,872 to Soft ahead of the Dutchman on 0,897 seconds. However, Finn did not have enough seconds to yesterday’s Sebastian Vettel.
The third time proved who succeeded after lunch Nico Hulkenberg Jolyon Palmer, behind only 0,009 seconds from Verstappen.
Most actively worked today, Romain Grosjean, which account for 118 laps behind the wheel of the VF-17. The result of the Frenchman on Supersoft enough to be in fourth place.
Fastest lap on Ultrasoft helped Ferrari protege Antonio Giovinazzi, replacing an injured Pascal Wehrlein in the Sauber, to become the fifth, ahead of Sergio Perez of Force India.
Another relatively successful day for McLaren-Honda. After the failure of the first days the team effort of Stoffele of Vandorn was able without incident to finish today’s scheduled program. As a result, the Belgian has established the seventh result.
Can not be called a good day for Mercedes: in the morning due to electrical problem Lewis Hamilton never left the track. When 15 minutes before the lunch break, the team has corrected the failure, the wheel W08 villages have Valtteri Bottas. Finn worked the rest of the day, driving a full race distance and once in the eighth ahead of Hulkenberg.
Continue to laditsya case at Toro Rosso: Daniil Kvyat completed the installation lap on wet track, and then due to problems was forced to return to the pits. Subsequently the team had to change the engine prematurely ended its first test program.
Unfortunately, are unable to participate in the final day of Williams after yesterday’s crash lance Stroll. On Tuesday, the team traveled only 12 laps too, because of the mistakes of the young canadian.
Next week from Tuesday also at the Catalan track will start the second preseason tests.
Live text commentary of the final day of tests with photos and video can be viewed on our website.
|2.||Max Verstappen||Red Bull Racing||1.21,769||+0,897||85|
|4.||Romain Grosjean||Haas F1||1.22,309||+1,437||118|
|6.||Sergio Perez||Force India||1.22,534||+1,662||82|
|10.||Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso||1|
|12.||Carlos Sainz Jr.||Toro Rosso||0|
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