Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas topped the Protocol on the results of the second day of testing in Bahrain.
Valtteri Bottas in the lead early in the second day of testing in Bahrain
Valtteri was in the lead after the morning session, driving the fastest lap in 1.31,771, and in the afternoon, improved his record to 1.31,353. Moreover, this time was the best at the end of both days of the test: Bottas blocked the yesterday’s reference of his teammate Lewis Hamilton at 0.005 seconds.
Lewis Hamilton fastest in first day of testing in Bahrain
In addition, Finn was the leader in number of circles: today he surrendered 143 of the circle.
Second place in the Protocol was won by Sebastian Vettel. In the morning, the German went only 12 laps due to technical problems on Ferrari SF70H. However, in the second half of the day the overall leader without setbacks: he lost to Bottas 0,294 seconds.
The top three locked Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso from that place in the cockpit STR12 after a morning of work lost Daniil Kvyat, who settled for seventh place.
After a ruined first day of the tests in the camp McLaren-Honda have a reason for optimism. Today, Stoffel Vandorn wound 81 the circle and showed the fourth time. The fifth and sixth positions were obedient to Kevin Magnussen from Haas and Esteban Windows from Force India respectively.
The second centurion of the day was Gary Paffett representing Williams. Gary drove 126 laps and was eighth in the results table.
Note the solid performance of Sergey Sirotkin. Reserve pilot Renault wrapped for the day 90 laps. The Russian driver showed the ninth time behind Bottas only 1,007 seconds.
11th and 12th at the second test day at Sakhir steel Pascal Wehrlein from Sauber and Sergio Perez representing Force India. Both lost a leadership landmark for more than three seconds.
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