Valtteri Bottas became the morning’s best at the third test day in Barcelona, and have not moved with the first line of the Protocol after the chequered flag.
The second time showed Sebastian Vettel on the harder tyres Pirelli. Bottas became the first driver in the morning who managed to get out of 1.20,00 on Supersoft, after which he even improved on Ultrasoft, traveling up the circle for 1.19,705. In the second half of the day Vettel on the Soft could almost get closer to Finn, but he lacked 0,247 seconds.
Today’s record for the distance traveled, of course, belongs to the German, alone wind 138 laps. Moved in the second half of the day in the cockpit of the Mercedes Lewis Hamilton is also not relax, and finally for two with Bottas they drove 167 laps.
It is worth noting that for German the Scuderia not everything was so rosy: just a few minutes before the end of the session, his car stalled in the pit lane.
Third and fourth place was taken by Daniel ricciardo from Red Bull and Jolyon Palmer of Renault. Interestingly, both drivers showed their times on Soft. Replaced Palmer in the afternoon, Nico Hulkenberg was fifth.
Marcus Ericsson and Romain Grosjean in Supersoft took sixth and eighth place, and between them wedged Hamilton on the Soft, worked today mainly on the simulation of racing.
It is now “tradition” was not able to do without mistakes lance Stroll. The young canadian in the morning flew out of the gravel, and in the evening appeared in the wall after a bad exit of the fifth turn. Nevertheless, he was able to drive almost 100 laps for the entire day. His best time was allowed him to take the ninth position.
McLaren-Honda can enter the date in the asset as good. Fernando Alonso wound round 72, but his best time for Ultrasoft was only enough for tenth place.
In the Toro Rosso today alternately worked Daniil Kvyat and Carlos Sainz. The Spaniard after being eliminated in the fourth turn was not able to resume the session and passed in the end only 32 of the circle. In the end, the racers of the team from Faenza is located on the 11th and 13th positions, among which was the pilot for development of the Force India Alfonso Celis.
Live text commentary from the third day of the tests with pictures and videos you can view on our website.
|3.||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull Racing||1.21,153||+1,448||70|
|8.||Romain Grosjean||Haas F1||1.22,118||+2,413||56|
|11.||Carlos Sainz Jr.||Toro Rosso||1.23,540||+3,835||32|
|12.||Alfonso Celis||Force India||1.23,568||+3,863||71|
|13.||Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso||1.23,952||+4,247||31|
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