2018 BARCELONA I TEST SESSSION: VETTEL AND FERRARI ON TOP - FORMULA 1

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

2018 BARCELONA I TEST SESSSION: VETTEL AND FERRARI ON TOP

Sebastian Vettel and Scuderia Ferrari ended the second day of official Formula 1 winter testing top, taking the torch from day one leaders Aston Martin Red Bull Racing. Vettel’s time of a 1 minute 19.673 seconds, set on a set of soft Pirelli tyres, was over three-tenths faster than Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport‘s Valtteri Bottas with Stoffel Vandoorne ending the day a promising third for the McLaren F1 Team – a further three-tenths behind Bottas.

Another day of cold conditions at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya saw several drivers experience major problems with grip as air temperatures started the morning below freezing. Snow fell late in the day, putting an end to the serious running with over an hour left. The day also saw the removal of a determined lunchbreak due to the time lost yesterday, again through cold weather.
The only other red flag of the day was caused by Vettel, who spun at Turn 1. He managed to get going without assistance and returned to the pits with the car in one piece, but the session was stopped to allow the track to be cleaned after he dragged gravel with him as he rejoined.

SECOND TEST DAY, RESULTS
P.DRIVERTEAMTIMEGAP/TIRES
1Sebastian VettelFerrari1:19.673/ (S, 98)
2Valtteri BottasMercedes AMG1:19.976+ 0.303 (Me,94)
3Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren1:20.325+ 0.652 (HS,37)
4Max VerstappenRed Bull1:20.326+ 0.653 (Мe,67)
5Carlos Sainz JR.Renault1:21.212+ 1.539 (S,65)
6Pierre GaslyToro Rosso1:21.318+ 1.645 (S,82)
7Robert KubicaWilliams1:21.495+ 1.822 (S,48)
8Sergey SirotkinWilliams1:21.822+ 2.149 (S,52)
9Esteban OconForce India1:21.841+ 2.168 (S,79)
10Charles LeclercSauber1:22.721+ 3.048 (S,81)
11Kevin MagnussenHaas1:22.727+ 3.054 (S,36)
HS - HyperSoft US - UltraSoft SS - SuperSoft
S - Soft Ме - Medium
H - Hard SH - SuperHard

SUMMARY RESULTS FROM LAST YEAR TEST SESSION

P.DRIVERTEAMTIMEGAP/TIRES
1Valtteri BottasMercedes AMG1:19.705/ (US)
2Sebastian VettelFerrari1:19.952+ 0.247 (S)
3Kimi RaikkonenFerrari1:20.872+ 1.167 (S)
4Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG1:20.983+ 1.278 (SS)
5Daniel RicciardoRed Bull1:21.153+ 1.448 (S)
6Jolyon PalmerRenault1:21.369+ 1.664 (S)
7Max VerstappenRed Bull1:21.769+ 2.064 (S)
8Nico HulkenbergRenault1:21.791+ 2.086 (S)
9Marcus EricssonSauber1:21.824+ 2.119 (SS)
10Felipe MassaWilliams1:22.076+ 2.371 (Me)
11Romain GrosjeanHaas1:22.118+ 2.415 (SS)
12Kevin MagnussenHaas1:22.204+ 2.499 (SS)
13Lance StrollWilliams1:22.351+ 2.646 (S)
14Antonio GiovinacciSauber1:22.401+ 2.696 (US)
15Esteban OconForce India1:22.509+ 2.804 (SS)
16Sergio PerezForce India1:22.534+ 2.829 (SS)
17Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren1:22.576+ 2.871 (US)
18Fernando AlonsoMcLaren1:22.598+ 2.893 (US)
19Daniil KvyatToro Rosso1:22.956+ 3.251 (S)
20Carlos Sainz JR.Toro Rosso1:23.540+ 3.835 (Ме)
21Alfonso CelisForce India1:23.568+ 3.863 (SS)
US - UltraSoft SS - SuperSoft S - Soft Me - Medium