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Pre-season testing has now concluded, with all the teams taking part in the second four-day session this week and completing plenty of running. The fastest time of the latest session (and the whole test) was 1m18.634s, set on the final morning by Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen, using the P Zero Red supersoft tyre.

Unlike last week, there was no wet session during the second four-day test, meaning that the teams concentrated exclusively on the slick tyres from start to finish.

Mario Isola, Head of Car Racing: “During the eight days of pre-season testing, we’ve fulfilled most of the objectives that we had targeted. This week we confirmed the results of last week’s test, particularly with regard to the fast recovery of the tyres if they overheat, which was a particular wish of the drivers for the 2017 compounds. Compared to the general work we saw last week these last four days were more geared towards performance and race simulation in preparation for the season ahead. While the cars are yet to perform at their maximum potential, we saw the fastest-ever lap of Barcelona in the circuit’s current configuration this week, beating last year’s pole by more than three seconds and the 2015 pole by more than six seconds. The target of being five seconds faster than the 2015 times in Barcelona was already met last week and now that benchmark has been lowered further. Considering that many of the best times were set on compounds that are not particularly suited to Barcelona, and that the cars are sure to evolve rapidly over the course of the season, this indicates the phenomenal potential performance of the new generation of Formula 1, which we can say produces the fastest cars that the sport has ever seen.”

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BEST TIMES DAY 5
Driver Team Compound LapTime
Massa Williams SUPERSOFT 01:19,726
Ricciardo Red Bull ULTRASOFT 01:19,900
Vettel Ferrari SOFT 01:19,906
Hamilton Mercedes SOFT 01:20,456
Bottas Mercedes SOFT 01:20,924
Ocon Force India SUPERSOFT 01:21,347
Hulkenberg Renault SOFT 01:21,589
Magnussen Haas SOFT 01:21,676
Kvyat Toro Rosso SUPERSOFT 01:21,743
Vandoorne McLaren SOFT 01:22,537
Wehrlein Sauber SOFT 01:23,336
Ericsson Sauber SOFT 01:23,630
Palmer Renault SOFT 01:24,790
 

 

BEST TIMES DAY 6

Driver Team Compound LapTime
Bottas Mercedes SUPERSOFT 01:19,310
Massa Williams ULTRASOFT 01:19,420
Raikkonen Ferrari SOFT 01:20,406
Verstappen Red Bull SOFT 01:20,432
Stroll Williams SUPERSOFT 01:20,579
Hamilton Mercedes SOFT 01:20,702
Hulkenberg Renault SUPERSOFT 01:21,213
Perez Force India SUPERSOFT 01:21,297
Sainz J Toro Rosso SOFT 01:21,872
Grosjean Haas ULTRASOFT 01:21,887
Wehrlein Sauber SOFT 01:23,000
Alonso McLaren SOFT 01:23,041
Ericsson Sauber SOFT 01:23,384
Palmer Renault SOFT 01:24,774
 

 

BEST TIMES DAY 7

Driver Team Compound LapTime
Vettel Ferrari ULTRASOFT 01:19,024
Hamilton Mercedes ULTRASOFT 01:19,352
Ocon Force India ULTRASOFT 01:20,161
Kvyat Toro Rosso SUPERSOFT 01:20,416
Magnussen Haas ULTRASOFT 01:20,504
Ricciardo Red Bull SOFT 01:20,824
Vandoorne McLaren ULTRASOFT 01:21,348
Bottas Mercedes SOFT 01:21,819
Wehrlein Sauber ULTRASOFT 01:22,347
Palmer Renault SOFT 01:22,418
Ericsson Sauber SOFT 01:23,330
Massa Williams MEDIUM 01:24,443
Stroll Williams MEDIUM 01:24,863
 

 

BEST TIMES DAY 8

Driver Team Compound LapTime
Raikkonen Ferrari SUPERSOFT 01:18,634
Verstappen Red Bull SUPERSOFT 01:19,438
Sainz J Toro Rosso ULTRASOFT 01:19,837
Bottas Mercedes SUPERSOFT 01:19,845
Hamilton Mercedes ULTRASOFT 01:19,850
Hulkenberg Renault ULTRASOFT 01:19,885
Perez Force India ULTRASOFT 01:20,116
Palmer Renault ULTRASOFT 01:20,205
Stroll Williams SOFT 01:20,335
Grosjean Haas ULTRASOFT 01:21,110
Alonso McLaren ULTRASOFT 01:21,389
Ericsson Sauber ULTRASOFT 01:21,670
Wehrlein Sauber SOFT 01:23,527
 

 

BEST TIMES – OVERALL TEST 2

Driver Team Compound LapTime Test Day
Raikkonen Ferrari SUPERSOFT 01:18,634 DAY 8
Vettel Ferrari ULTRASOFT 01:19,024 DAY 7
Bottas Mercedes SUPERSOFT 01:19,310 DAY 6
Hamilton Mercedes ULTRASOFT 01:19,352 DAY 7
Massa Williams ULTRASOFT 01:19,420 DAY 6
Verstappen Red Bull SUPERSOFT 01:19,438 DAY 8
Sainz J Toro Rosso ULTRASOFT 01:19,837 DAY 8
Hulkenberg Renault ULTRASOFT 01:19,885 DAY 8
Ricciardo Red Bull ULTRASOFT 01:19,900 DAY 5
Perez Force India ULTRASOFT 01:20,116 DAY 8
Ocon Force India ULTRASOFT 01:20,161 DAY 7
Palmer Renault ULTRASOFT 01:20,205 DAY 8
Stroll Williams SOFT 01:20,335 DAY 8
Kvyat Toro Rosso SUPERSOFT 01:20,416 DAY 7
Magnussen Haas ULTRASOFT 01:20,504 DAY 7
Grosjean Haas ULTRASOFT 01:21,110 DAY 8
Vandoorne McLaren ULTRASOFT 01:21,348 DAY 7
Alonso McLaren ULTRASOFT 01:21,389 DAY 8
Ericsson Sauber ULTRASOFT 01:21,670 DAY 8
Wehrlein Sauber ULTRASOFT 01:22,347 DAY 7
 

 

BEST TIMES OVERALL TEST 1 – 2

Driver Team Compound LapTime Test Day
Raikkonen Ferrari SUPERSOFT 01:18,634 DAY 8
Vettel Ferrari ULTRASOFT 01:19,024 DAY 7
Bottas Mercedes SUPERSOFT 01:19,310 DAY 6
Hamilton Mercedes ULTRASOFT 01:19,352 DAY 7
Massa Williams ULTRASOFT 01:19,420 DAY 6
Verstappen Red Bull SUPERSOFT 01:19,438 DAY 8
Sainz J Toro Rosso ULTRASOFT 01:19,837 DAY 8
Hulkenberg Renault ULTRASOFT 01:19,885 DAY 8
Ricciardo Red Bull ULTRASOFT 01:19,900 DAY 5
Perez Force India ULTRASOFT 01:20,116 DAY 8
Ocon Force India ULTRASOFT 01:20,161 DAY 7
Palmer Renault ULTRASOFT 01:20,205 DAY 8
Stroll Williams SOFT 01:20,335 DAY 8
Kvyat Toro Rosso SUPERSOFT 01:20,416 DAY 7
Magnussen Haas ULTRASOFT 01:20,504 DAY 7
Grosjean Haas ULTRASOFT 01:21,110 DAY 8
Vandoorne McLaren ULTRASOFT 01:21,348 DAY 7
Alonso McLaren ULTRASOFT 01:21,389 DAY 8
Ericsson Sauber ULTRASOFT 01:21,670 DAY 8
Wehrlein Sauber ULTRASOFT 01:22,347 DAY 7
Giovinazzi Sauber ULTRASOFT 01:22,401 DAY 4
Celis Force India ULTRASOFT 01:23,568 DAY 3

 

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