On the eve of the second session of pre-season tests in Barcelona

В преддверии второй сессии предсезонных тестов в Барселоне

This week, from 7 to 10 March, Barcelona will host the second session of pre-season tests in 2017.

Teams and drivers are waiting for the final four days of preparation for the first race in Melbourne, which will take place in exactly 20 days.

The first session was very intriguing, although, of course, to draw any specific conclusions is too early.

The rating of new cars of Formula 1 according to the results of the first tests in Barcelona

The reigning world champion – team Mercedes – like, without special difficulties to adapt to the changes in the technical regulations, which proves the best first-week record for the distance traveled. The only downside was an electrical problem in the last day.

Let Ferrari and has not made any sensation, but surely I was second in the combined table, while Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen exuded cautious optimism. But wait, because it often happens that the form of the Scuderia at the winter tests turns out to be false, and at the first stage of the season expectations are not met. But in any case, the next four days should allow the team to unleash the potential SF70-H even more.

As for Red Bull Racing, on the first tests, the charges of Christian Horner are unable to be reliable and high rate. It is expected that at the second session the machine RB13 would look already completely different. However, the riders and the team management assume that up to the middle of the season will continue to play Mercedes in the horsepower.

The combined time for the first block of pre-season tests

A subsidiary of the Austrian concern team – Toro Rosso – while also not going smoothly, especially given the final pass of the day on the first tests. The team from Faenza was the penultimate of the traveled distance, just ahead of McLaren, which continues to experience problems with the power plant Honda.

Force India and Williams using Mercedes engines, also cannot be fully satisfied with the first half of the tests. This is especially true of the team from grove, lost a huge amount of time because of two accidents newbie lance Stroll.

Well, Renault, Sauber and Haas three teams have achieved good progress – I hope to continue this positive trend during the second week.

All this promises a very interesting last four day pre-season tests.

A confirmed schedule of work of pilots
Tuesday, March 7

Red Bull: Daniel Ricciardo
Force India: Esteban Windows
Renault: Jolyon Palmer (morning) and Nico Hulkenberg (day)
McLaren Stoffel Vandorn

Wednesday, March 8

Red Bull Max Verstappen
Force India: Sergio Perez
Renault: Nico Hulkenberg (morning) and Jolyon Palmer (day)
McLaren: Fernando Alonso

Thursday, March 9

Red Bull: Daniel Ricciardo
Force India: Esteban Windows
Renault: Jolyon Palmer (morning) and Nico Hulkenberg (day)
McLaren Stoffel Vandorn

Friday, March 10

Red Bull Max Verstappen
Force India: Sergio Perez
Renault: Nico Hulkenberg (morning) and Jolyon Palmer (day)
McLaren: Fernando Alonso

В преддверии второй сессии предсезонных тестов в Барселоне

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