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Formula 1 Barcelona Test Day 8 ... GP simulation, Kimi’s day


Ferrari SF71H with Kimi

Ferrari SF71H with Kimi

 

Montmelò, 9 March, 2018

Ferrari 

The second and final winter test at the Catalunya Circuit has now ended. Today, Kimi Raikkonen was behind the wheel of the SF71H, having recovered, after being indisposed over the past few days. He rattled off 157 laps, the best of them in 1’17”221, set using the Hypersoft tyres. Scuderia Ferrari’s programme included set-up work and a race simulation, running different types of tyre and fuel loads. This was the hottest day of the entire two weeks of testing, with temperatures over 20° and the track around the 37 mark.

“Overall, I feel we have a good package,” was Kimi’s assessment. “For sure the weather at the start of testing wasn’t ideal, but we have finished with a couple of pretty good days. The car gives me a good feeling and, even if there are still a lot of things to improve, its reasonably easy to drive and it reacts to the various set-up changes. However, no one can say where we really are, compared to our rivals. We’ll have a better idea in a couple of weeks in Melbourne and then, in general, after the first few races of the season. I like racing and I can’t wait to start.”

Over the two test sessions, the Scuderia Ferrari drivers covered a total of 929 laps (286 for Kimi and 643 for Sebastian) equivalent to 4324 kilometres.


Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport

Having completed over 1,000 laps in pre-season testing, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport leaves the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya with a positive feeling and is excited to start the 2018 Formula One season in two weeks’ time.

  • Lewis was first behind the wheel today, focusing on race simulation
  • Valtteri drove the F1 W09 EQ Power+ this afternoon, gathering important tyre data
  • The Mercedes-AMG F1 W09 EQ Power+ completed a total of 1,040 laps or 4,841 km during winter testing
  • Mercedes-Benz Power Units today completed a total of 2,309 km

Lewis Hamilton
"It’s been a really positive test. We got through everything, reliability has been great. Everyone has been working their backsides off and doing a tremendous job, I’m really proud of the team. We’re happy with the information that we’ve got.

Both the car and the track are a lot faster compared to last year’s race here. In my last run during the race simulation today I was doing 1:19s – that’s my qualifying lap time from 2017 every lap.

It’s still difficult to know exactly where we are in comparison to Red Bull and Ferrari and we won’t fully know that until we get to the first race. But I feel like we’ve got as much information as we could in order to equip us with the best data to go to the season opener. The preparation has been really good in the time that we had."


Valtteri Bottas

"Today was a very good ending to testing. As a team we completed more than 200 laps and I put in more than 100 laps in the afternoon. So that’s very positive and I’m very happy with the progress. Now we need to keep working for the week and a half before we travel to Melbourne. It will be interesting to find out where we will be.

We got the Medium and the Hard tyres to work quite well. I think we still have issues with blistering on the softer compounds. Hopefully it will be different in Melbourne, but on the new track surface here in Barcelona we had some difficulties.

The team has done a great job over the past two weeks. I really enjoy working with the team and I can’t wait to get racing."


James Allison

"Eight days of winter testing is a punishing schedule. All of us out here at the track and those who have supported it back at the factories are feeling the cumulative loss of sleep. But I think we can look back on these two winter tests with some satisfaction, having designed, planned and then executed a very complex series of tests with some competence.

The loss of time caused by the inclement weather during the first test is something that Andrew Shovlin and his team were able to nimbly work around and come back with a good programme. We finish winter testing feeling like we’ve explored the car and the tyres. We know that we put a good amount of kilometres onto it without any significant reliability difficulties and feel that we have in the car a good, strong foundation on which to build our 2018 campaign.

Both drivers seem to like the car, it responds well to set-up changes and has shown a good turn of speed. I say that with caution because even with all the mileage we’ve done it’s chastening to note that we have not yet come close to completing the full life cycle of core components such as the engine and the control electronics.

Although we make our best efforts to try and figure out our competitive position, we don’t know what the other teams are going to do between now and Melbourne and we don’t really know with full accuracy what they’ve been doing here. So there’s all sorts of reasons to be cautious – but this has been a good winter test. For now we can be content that we’ve managed to deliver that, and we look forward to Melbourne." 

 

Day 08


Pos.

Driver

Team

Chassis #

Best Lap Time

Laps

Days

01

Kimi Räikkönen (7)

Ferrari

 

1:17.221

157

8

02

Fernando Alonso (14)

McLaren

 

1:17.784

93

8

03

Carlos Sainz (55)

Renault

 

1:18.092

45

8

04

Daniel Ricciardo (3)

Red Bull

 

1:18.327

92

8

05

Romain Grosjean (8)

Haas

 

1:18.412

181

8

06

Valtteri Bottas (77)

Mercedes-AMG

 

1:18.825

104

8

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

11

Lewis Hamilton (44)

Mercedes-AMG

 

1:19.464

97

8

12

Lance Stroll (18)

Williams

 

1:19.954

27

8




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