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Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Valtteri Bottas

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Valtteri Bottas

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Lewis Hamilton

Ferrari SF90 & Charles Leclerc

Ferrari SF90 & Charles Leclerc

Ferrari SF90 & Sebastian Vettel

Ferrari SF90 & Sebastian Vettel

 

Montmelò, 21 February, 2019

Charles Leclerc was at the wheel of the SF90 on what was the last day of this four day Formula 1 pre-season test at the Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit. The Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow driver completed a total of 138 laps; 72 in the morning and 66 in the afternoon. That means the SF90 has covered 598 laps in this first test, (303 for Sebastian Vettel and 295 for Charles Leclerc), equivalent to a total distance of 2783,69 kilometres.



Different configurations
Following the installation lap, the Monegasque driver then got down to a series of runs to evaluate different set-ups, running various tyre compounds. Towards the end of the morning, Charles set what would be his fastest lap of the day in 1’18”046. The afternoon featured further tyre testing with the car running in different configurations.

With the media
During the lunch break, Leclerc spoke to the media about his first days in Ferrari. “For now, I don’t want to say too much, because this is just testing” he said. “But the feeling from the car is very good. We did many laps, the reliability was good and every day we managed to complete our programme.”

At ease in the car
“I feel quite at ease in the car, even if there are still a few things I need to get used to, including how the team operates. But this is quite an easy car to drive. As Seb said, this doesn’t feel like a new car, but more like one that is quite well developed. Driveability is very good, which shows that the team has done an amazing job over the winter to bring a very solid car here.”

Always improve
“As soon as I arrived here in Barcelona, I switched to ‘work’ mode and put any emotion to one side to get on with the job as well as possible,” concluded Charles. “The results? I’m not really focusing on that side of things. I’m focusing on myself, trying to do my best and to improve with every lap.”

Lewis Hamilton
It was quite cold in the morning which meant that it was a little bit difficult with the tyres for everyone. In general, the car was feeling better today and is coming together. However, we still have to keep on digging deep, analysing the data and the changes that we are making. The reliability has been really solid which is a great showing of all the hard work that everyone in the factory has done. But we have to keep on pushing, the competition looks very strong. The weather has been good all week so we could get through our programme and it was great to see the fans out there. I’m looking forward to coming back next week.

Valtteri Bottas
The first week of testing was really good for us in terms of reliability, we got a lot of mileage in with the new car and didn’t experience any major issues. Today we did some shorter runs, seeing how the W10 works when you try to extract a little bit more performance out of it. We’ve been making progress throughout the entire week, the car felt better every single day. We’re now looking forward to next week when we will hopefully make even more progress. Many thanks to the entire team, it was a good first test. Now we’re all hungry to improve even more in the second test.

Andrew Shovlin
Lewis had a tricky start to the day as the track was so cold it was difficult to get the used tyres to work. To avoid doing any damage, we waited around for a while for the surface to warm before getting into the programme. It’s the first time we’ve tried the softer tyres on the W10 and today was just a first look to understand the grip and balance differences between them. Valtteri’s programme in the afternoon was quite similar to Lewis, running through the same compounds. We’ve had a very productive few days and the car has run very reliably which has helped us get through the programme. It’s clear from this week that we’re going to have strong competition this year with Ferrari and Red Bull but hopefully we’ll have another good test next week which will help us with our final preparations for Melbourne.

Last test now
In between now and the start of the championship, which gets underway in Australia on 17 March, there are a further four days of testing scheduled for all the teams, again at the Barcelona track. The session gets underway on Tuesday 26 February and end on Friday 1 March.

 

Day 4

01

Nico Hülkenberg

Renault

 

1:17.393

24

4

02

Alexander Albon

Toro Rosso

 

1:17.637

136

4

03

Daniel Ricciardo

Renault

 

1:17.785

34

4

04

Valtteri Bottas

Mercedes

 

1:17.857

57

4

05

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

 

1:17.977

58

4

06

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

 

1:18.046

138

4

07

Lando Norris

McLaren

 

1:18.431

132

4

08

Antonio Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo

 

1:18.511

154

4

09

Romain Grosjean

Haas

 

1:18.563

64

4

10

Kevin Magnussen

Haas

 

1:18.720

66

4

11

Pierre Gasly

Red Bull

 

1:18.780

146

4

12

Lance Stroll

Racing Point

 

1:19.664

72

4

13

George Russell

Williams

 

1:20.997

17

4

14

Robert Kubica

Williams

 

1:21.542

48

4




Consolidated Time Sheet 2019


 

Pos.

Driver

Team

 

Best
Lap
Time

Laps

Day

01

Leclerc

Ferrari

 

1:16.231

138

7

02

Albon

Toro Rosso

 

1:16.882

118

7

03

Norris

McLaren

 

1:17.084

84

7

04

Gasly

Red Bull

 

1:17.091

65

7

01

Sainz

McLaren

 

1:17.144

130

6

05

Ricciardo

Renault

 

1:17.204

65

7

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

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

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

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

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