The Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel was fastest on the penultimate day of testing in Barcelona, showing the best time of two weeks.
At the end of the morning session, the German ran a Ultrasoft round with a score of 1.19,024, losing just 0.7 seconds of the absolute record of the track of Barcelona-Catalunya, which was installed for tests in 2008 Felipe Massa – 1.18.339.
The day Vettel focused on race simulation, like most other pilots, so his time no one even close to got.
The distance traveled by four-time world champion was also the best, after 156 laps. Second on this indicator became the driver of the Force India Esteban Windows – 137 laps, and the last was Pascal Wehrlein from team Sauber 44 laps.
The second line of the Protocol on the results of the day came Lewis Hamilton, who after lunch, driving a Mercedes W08 was replaced by Valtteri Bottas, who became eighth.
Third place went to the Windows, and fourth place went to Daniil Kvyat, who drove 94 circle, despite technical problems at the end of the morning. Tomorrow behind the wheel of cars Toro Rosso STR12 sit Carlos Sainz, so the next time the Russians come to the track already on Friday’s free races of Grand Prix of Australia.
The fifth was the Haas driver Kevin Magnussen, followed by the table located Daniel ricciardo, Stoffel Vandorn, Bottas, Pascal Wehrlein and Jolyon Palmer.
It is worth noting the performance of the team Williams – if yesterday Felipe Massa and lance Stroll was very fast and finished the day in top 5, today took the last two lines with a gap of five seconds from the leader. Instead, the wards of Claire Williams were the best at the distance traveled on the two after 165 laps.
|3.||Esteban Windows||Force India||1.20,161||+1,137||137|
|4.||Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso||1.20,416||+1,392||94|
|5.||Kevin Magnussen||Haas F1||1.20,504||+1,480||119|
|6.||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull Racing||1.20,824||+1,800||128|
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