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Barcelona F1 Test 2 ... Vettel and Hamilton set the fastest times ... but Leclerc very close


 

Montmelò, 1 March, 2019

The second test prior to the 2019 Formula 1 season came to an end today at the Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit. Sebastian Vettel was at the wheel for Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow, completing 110 laps in the SF90. This means that, over the entire winter test sessions, the car did 996 laps, equivalent to 4,636 kilometers.

With the Chairman
Before the day’s work began, Ferrari Chairman John Elkann arrived in the garage to show his support for the team and wish everyone well prior to their departure for the Australian Grand Prix. On track, the German spent the first part of the morning working on set-up, doing 68 laps, with a best time of 1’16”221. In the afternoon, Sebastian did a series of long runs so that the team and the driver could replicate several of the scenarios they will face in Melbourne in around a fortnight’s time. Two hours before the end of the session, Vettel was asked to stop at Turn 2, because of an electrical problem. The car was brought back to the garage and it was decided to call a halt to testing.

Team Principal with the media
During the lunch break, Team Principal and Managing Director Mattia Binotto met the media to run through how the eight days of testing had gone. “These past days have been very intensive and interesting. We are still focusing on our car to understand its limits in terms of performance and reliability,” he said.

Still a loto to do
“Overall, I am pleased with the work we have carried out,” he continued. “I am pleased with how the car behaves and it was well balanced at this track. However, we cannot be completely satisfied at the moment as we would like to be faster and more reliable. So there’s still a lot to do. Our programme didn’t always run as smoothly as we would have liked, due to reliability issues and Sebastian’s crash when a wheel rim broke. There are still many issues to be addressed and we must push forward on the performance front. The fact that our car is running properly is a good starting point, but we are still not ready for Melbourne and I’d say it’s a case of a work in progress.”

The drivers
“Both drivers set very similar lap times,” concluded Binotto. “We already knew that Charles is a very fast driver, as we have seen throughout his years with the Ferrari Driver Academy and last season in Formula 1. As for Sebastian, his performance shows him to be the multi-world champion we already know.”

Day 08

01

Vettel

Ferrari

 

1:16.221

110

8

02

Hamilton

Mercedes

 

1:16.224

60

8

03

Bottas

Mercedes

 

1:16.561

71

8

04

Hülkenberg

Renault

 

1:16.843

51

8

05

Kvyat

Toro Rosso

 

1:16.898

130

8

06

Sainz

McLaren

 

1:16.913

134

8

07

Grosjean

Haas

 

1:17.076

73

8

08

Ricciardo

Renault

 

1:17.114

52

8

09

Räikkönen

Alfa Romeo

 

1:17.239

132

8

10

Magnussen

Haas

 

1:17.565

94

8

11

Verstappen

Red Bull

 

1:17.709

29

8

12

Perez

Racing Point

 

1:17.791

104

8

13

Kubica

Williams

 

1:18.993

90

8



Consolidated Time Sheet 2019

 

Pos.

Driver

Team

 

Best
Lap
Time

Laps

Day

01

Vettel

Ferrari

 

1:16.221

110

8

02

Hamilton

Mercedes

 

1:16.224

60

8

01

Leclerc

Ferrari

 

1:16.231

138

7

03

Bottas

Mercedes

 

1:16.561

71

8

04

Hülkenberg

Renault

 

1:16.843

51

8

02

Albon

Toro Rosso

 

1:16.882

118

7

05

Kvyat

Toro Rosso

 

1:16.898

130

8

06

Sainz

McLaren

 

1:16.913

134

8

07

Grosjean

Haas

 

1:17.076

73

8

03

Norris

McLaren

 

1:17.084

84

7

04

Gasly

Red Bull

 

1:17.091

65

7

08

Ricciardo

Renault

 

1:17.114

52

8

01

Sainz

McLaren

 

1:17.144

130

6

05

Ricciardo

Renault

 

1:17.204

65

7

09

Räikkönen

Alfa Romeo

 

1:17.239

132

8

01

Nico Hülkenberg

Renault

 

1:17.393

24

4

06

Hülkenberg

Renault

 

1:17.496

73

7

07

Stroll

Racing Point

 

1:17.556

103

7

10

Magnussen

Haas

 

1:17.565

94

8

02

Alexander Albon

Toro Rosso

 

1:17.637

136

4

08

Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo

 

1:17.639

71

7

01

Daniil Kvyat

Toro Rosso

 

1:17.704

137

3

01

Lando Norris

McLaren

 

1:17.709

80

5

11

Verstappen

Red Bull

 

1:17.709

29

8

02

Kimi Räikkönen

Alfa Romeo

 

1:17.762

138

3

02

Pierre Gasly

Red Bull

 

1:17.715

136

5

03

Daniel Ricciardo

Renault

 

1:17.785

34

4

12

Perez

Racing Point

 

1:17.791

104

8

03

Lance Stroll

Racing Point

 

1:17.824

82

5

02

Perez

Racing Point

 

1:17:842

88

6

09

Grosjean

Haas

 

1:17.854

16

7

04

Valtteri Bottas

Mercedes

 

1:17.857

57

4

04

Sebastian Vettel

Ferrari

 

1:17.925

81

5

05

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

 

1:17.977

58

4

10

Hamilton

Mercedes

 

1:18.097

85

7

11

Russell

Williams

 

1:18.130

140

7

03

Vettel

Ferrari

 

1:18.195

40

6

12

Magnussen

Haas

 

1:18.199

53

7

04

Räikkönen

Alfa Romeo

 

1:18.209

113

6

05

Grosjean

Haas

 

1:18.330

120

6

04

Sebastian Vettel

Ferrari

 

1:18.350

134

3

06

Verstappen

Red Bull

 

1:18.395

128

6

07

Lando Norris

McLaren

 

1:18.431

132

4

08

Antonio Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo

 

1:18.511

154

4

02

Lando Norris

McLaren

 

1:18.553

104

2

09

Romain Grosjean

Haas

 

1:18.563

64

4

02

Carlos Sainz

McLaren

 

1:18,558

119

1

05

Antonio Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo

 

1:18.589

99

5

06

Alex Albon

Toro Rosso

 

1:18.649

103

5

07

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

 

1:18.651

29

5

07

Kvyat

Toro Rosso

 

1:18.682

101

6

10

Kevin Magnussen

Haas

 

1:18.720

66

4

08

Kevin Magnussen

Haas

 

1:18.769

131

5

11

Pierre Gasly

Red Bull

 

1:18.780

146

4

05

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

 

1:18.787

109

3

06

Nico Hülkenberg

Renault

 

1:18.800

63

3

13

Bottas

Mercedes

 

1:18.862

97

7

08

Bottas

Mercedes

 

1:18.941

74

6

09

Hamilton

Mercedes

 

1:18.943

102

6

13

Kubica

Williams

 

1:18.993

90

8

10

Hülkenberg

Renault

 

1:19.056

58

6

07

Romain Grosjean

Haas

 

1:19.060

69

3

03

Romain Grosjean

Haas

 

1:19,159

65

1

03

Kevin Magnussen

Haas

 

1:19.206

59

2

08

Pietro Fittipaldi

Haas

 

1:19.249

48

3

04

Alexander Albon

Toro Rosso

 

1:19.301

132

2

05

Antonio Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo

 

1:19.312

101

2

09

Carlos Sainz

McLaren

 

1:19.354

90

3

11

Kubica

Williams

 

1:19.367

130

6

04

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

 

1:19,426

128

1

05

Kimi Räikkönen

Alfa Romeo

 

1:19,462

114

1

06

Daniil Kvyat

Toro Rosso

 

1:19,464

77

1

06

Valtteri Bottas

Mercedes

 

1:19.535

89

2

09

George Russell

Williams

 

1:19.662

119

5

12

Lance Stroll

Racing Point

 

1:19.664

72

4

07

Pierre Gasly

Red Bull

 

1:19.814

92

2

08

Nico Hülkenberg

Renault

 

1:19.837

95

2

09

Daniel Ricciardo

Renault

 

1:19.886

28

2

10

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

 

1:19.928

74

2

07

Sergio Perez

Racing Point

 

1:19,944

30

1

10

Sergio Perez

Racing Point

 

1:20.102

67

3

10

Daniel Ricciardo

Renault

 

1:20.107

77

5

08

Valtteri Bottas

Mercedes

 

1:20,127

69

1

09

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

 

1:20,135

81

1

11

Valtteri Bottas

Mercedes

 

1:20.167

7

5

12

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

 

1:20.332

83

5

13

Nico Hülkenberg

Renault

 

1:20.348

80

5

11

Lance Stroll

Racing Point

 

1:20.433

79

2

11

Valtteri Bottas

Mercedes

 

1:20.693

88

3

12

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

 

1:20.818

94

3

10

Nico Hülkenberg

Renault

 

1:20,980

65

1

11

Daniel Ricciardo

Renault

 

1:20,983

44

1

13

George Russell

Williams

 

1:20.997

17

4

14

Robert Kubica

Williams

 

1:21.542

48

4

12

Pietro Fittipaldi

Haas

 

1:21.849

13

2

12

Ricciardo

Renault

 

1:22.597

72

6

13

George Russell

Williams

 

1:25.625

23

3

12

 

Williams

 

Not on track

 

1

13

Leclerc

Ferrari

 

-

1

6



Consolidated Time Sheet 2018

 

Pos.

Driver

Team

Chassis #

Best Lap Time

Laps

Day

01

Sebastian Vettel (5)

Ferrari

 

1:17.182

188

7

01

Kimi Räikkönen (7)

Ferrari

 

1:17.221

157

8

02

Fernando Alonso (14)

McLaren

 

1:17.784

93

8

01

Daniel Ricciardo (3)

Red Bull

 

1:18.047

165

6

03

Carlos Sainz (55)

Renault

 

1:18.092

45

8

04

Daniel Ricciardo (3)

Red Bull

 

1:18.327

92

8

02

Kevin Magnussen (20)

Haas

 

1:18.360

153

7

03

Pierre Gasly (10)

Toro Rosso

 

1:18.363

169

7

02

Lewis Hamilton (44)

Mercedes-AMG

 

1:18.400

90

6

05

Romain Grosjean (8)

Haas

 

1:18.412

181

8

03

Valtteri Bottas (77)

Mercedes-AMG

 

1:18.560

85

6

06

Valtteri Bottas (77)

Mercedes-AMG

 

1:18.825

104

8

04

Nico Hülkenberg (27)

Renault

 

1:18.675

79

7

05

Carlos Sainz (55)

Renault

 

1:18.725

69

7

06

Stoffel Vandoorne (2)

McLaren

 

1:18.855

151

7

07

Brendon Hartley (28)

Toro Rosso

 

1:18.949

156

8

08

Esteban Ocon (31)

Force India

 

1:18.967

163

8

09

Charles Leclerc (16)

Sauber

 

1:19.118

75

8

10

Sergey Sirotkin (35)

Williams

 

1:19.189

105

8

07

Marcus Ericsson (9)

Sauber

 

1:19.244

148

7

08

Lewis Hamilton (44)

Mercedes-AMG

 

1:19.296

84

7

01

Lewis Hamilton (44)

Mercedes-AMG

 

1:19.333

69

4

11

Lewis Hamilton (44)

Mercedes-AMG

 

1:19.464

97

8

09

Valtteri Bottas (77)

Mercedes-AMG

 

1:19.532

97

7

04

Sebastian Vettel (5)

Ferrari

 

1:19.541

66

6

10

Robert Kubica (40)

Williams

 

1:19.629

73

7

01

Sebastian Vettel (5)

Ferrari

 

1:19.673

98

2

11

Sergio Perez (11)

Force India

 

1:19.634

159

7

05

Brendon Hartley (28)

Toro Rosso

 

1:19.823

119

6

12

Max Verstappen (33)

Red Bull

 

1:19.842

187

7

02

Stoffel Vandoorne (2)

McLaren

 

1:19.854

110

4

06

Fernando Alonso (14)

McLaren

 

1:19.856

57

6

12

Lance Stroll (18)

Williams

 

1:19.954

27

8

02

Valtteri Bottas (77)

Mercedes-AMG

 

1:19.976

94

2

07

Carlos Sainz (55)

Renault

 

1:20.042

88

6

01

Daniel Ricciardo (3)

Red Bull

 

1:20.179

105

1

08

Romain Grosjean (8)

Haas

 

1:20.237

78

6

03

Sebastian Vettel (5)

Ferrari

 

1:20.241

120

4

09

Kimi Räikkönen (7)

Ferrari

 

1:20.242

49

6

04

Kevin Magnussen (20)

Haas

 

1:20.317

96

4

03

Stoffel Vandoorne (2)

McLaren

 

1:20.325

37

2

04

Max Verstappen (33)

Red Bull

 

1:20.326

67

2

02

Valtteri Bottas (77)

Mercedes-AMG

 

1:20.349

58

1

10

Lance Stroll (18)

Williams

 

1:20.349

63

6

01

Sebastian Vettel (5)

Ferrari

 

1:20.396

171

5

03

Kimi Räikkönen (7)

Ferrari

 

1:20.506

80

1

02

Valtteri Bottas (77)

Mercedes-AMG

 

1:20.596

86

5

04

Nico Hülkenberg (27)

Renault

 

1:20.547

73

1

03

Max Verstappen (33)

Red Bull

 

1:20.649

130

5

11

Nico Hülkenberg (27)

Renault

 

1:20.758

102

6

12

Esteban Ocon (31)

Force India

 

1:20.805

130

6

04

Lewis Hamilton (44)

Mercedes-AMG

 

1:20.808

91

5

13

Charles Leclerc (16)

Sauber

 

1:20.918

160

6

05

Fernando Alonso (14)

McLaren

 

1:20.929

51

4

05

Pierre Gasly (10)

Toro Rosso

 

1:20.973

54

5

06

Carlos Sainz (55)

Renault

 

1:20.940

60

4

07

Lance Stroll (18)

Williams

 

1:21.142

54

4

05

Carlos Sainz (55)

Renault

 

1:21.212

65

2

06

Kevin Magnussen (20)

Haas

 

1:21.298

95

5

06

Pierre Gasly (10)

Toro Rosso

 

1:21.318

82

2

07

Nico Hülkenberg (27)

Renault

 

1:21.432

48

5

08

Carlos Sainz (55)

Renault

 

1:21.455

91

5

07

Robert Kubica (40)

Williams

 

1:21.495

48

2

09

Sergey Sirotkin (35)

Williams

 

1:21.588

42

5

10

Sergio Perez (11)

Force India

 

1:21.643

93

5

11

Marcus Ericsson (9)

Sauber

 

1:21.706

120

5

08

Sergey Sirotkin (35)

Williams

 

1:21.822

52

2

09

Esteban Ocon (31)

Force India

 

1:21.841

79

2

12

Stoffel Vandoorne (2)

McLaren

 

1:21.946

38

5

08

Sergio Perez (11)

Force India

 

1:21.973

65

4

09

Max Verstappen (33)

Red Bull

 

1:22.058

35

4

10

Pierre Gasly (10)

Toro Rosso

 

1:22.134

147

4

05

Carlos Sainz (55)

Renault

 

1:22.168

26

1

06

Lewis Hamilton (44)

Mercedes-AMG

 

1:22.327

25

1

07

Fernando Alonso (14)

McLaren

 

1:22.354

51

1

08

Brendon Hartley (28)

Toro Rosso

 

1:22.371

93

1

09

Lance Stroll (18)

Williams

 

1:22.452

46

1

11

Nico Hülkenberg (27)

Renault

 

1:22.507

49

4

10

Romain Grosjean (8)

Haas

 

1:22.578

55

1

10

Charles Leclerc (16)

Sauber

 

1:22.721

81

2

11

Kevin Magnussen (20)

Haas

 

1:22.727

36

2

12

Valtteri Bottas (77)

Mercedes-AMG

 

1:22.789

60

4

13

Charles Leclerc (16)

Sauber

 

1:22.808

59

4

13

Lance Stroll (18)

Williams

 

1:22.937

86

5

14

Marcus Ericsson (9)

Sauber

 

1:23.825

79

4

11

Marcus Ericsson (9)

Sauber

 

1:23.408

63

1

12

Nikita Mazepin (34)

Force India

 

1:25.628

22

1

15

Sergey Sirotkin (35)

Williams

 

1:31.979

47

4

13

Sergey Sirotkin (35)

Williams

 

1:44.148

28

1

14

Sergey Sirotkin (35)

Williams

 

1:22.350

80

6

13

Lance Stroll (18)

Williams

 

1:20.262

67

7