Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas took the lead in the first half of the third day pre-season tests in Barcelona.
Valtteri drove his fastest lap on the tyres for Ultrasoft 1.19,705. Moreover, Bottas also became the champion by quantity of the completed laps in the morning session, he drove 73 laps.
Almost one and a half seconds to the Finn lost racer Red Bull Racing Riccardo Daniel, and in the third place unexpectedly Jolyon Palmer.
Renault representative flew to the third turn in the opening stages of the morning session, but subsequently, the British not only didn’t make mistakes, but also showed comparable to the leaders pace – Palmer set his best lap on Soft as Riccardo.
Less than 0.3 seconds Jolyon lost to Sebastian Vettel. The pilot Ferrari have set your benchmark on the rubber Medium.
Good speed in the morning showed and Marcus Ericsson. The Swede on C36 lost to Bottas just over two seconds.
On the sixth spot is occupied by lance Stroll. Yesterday, the loonie failed to ride on gravel, which Williams was forced to prematurely end the test day. Under the checkered flag rookie repeated his yesterday’s “feat”. Lance it is hoped that this time he is not too seriously damaged the car.
For Strolla in the Protocol there is a test-pilot of Force India, Alfonso Celis and McLaren driver Fernando Alonso. The team from Woking was very cautious in the morning, after only 28 laps. Alonso has worked exclusively with the aerodynamics.
The ninth line of the intermediate Protocol by the end of the first half of the day took Daniil Kvyat. The Russians, representing the Toro Rosso, ran 30 laps, and its total gap from Bottas amounted to 4,247 seconds. Your fastest lap Daniel got on the Medium tyres.
No the table was the pilot Haas Romain Grosjean, who lost the leadership to guide almost 5.5 seconds.
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|2.||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull Racing||1.21,153||+1,448||47|
|7.||Alfonso Celis||Force India||1.23,781||+4,076||39|
|9.||Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso||1.23,952||+4,247||30|
|10.||Romain Grosjean||Haas F1||1.25,133||+5,428||26|
|12.||Carlos Sainz Jr.||Toro Rosso||0|
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