Formula 1 Barcelona Test Day 5 ... today Sebastian Vettel covered 796 kilometres


Ferrari SF71H with Sebastian

Ferrari SF71H with Sebastian

 

Montmelò, 6 March, 2018

Ferrari

171 laps of the Catalunya Circuit totals 796 kilometres. That’s the distance Sebastian Vettel reeled off in the SF71H on this the first day of the second and final pre-season test session.
This time, the weather behaved itself with air temperature reaching 15 degrees and the track hitting 26. Only wind in the afternoon affected the session.


 

Scuderia Ferrari set to work on the dot of 9, the car doing some laps fitted with sensors to acquire data linked to the aerodynamics. After that came some relatively long runs, switching between the Soft and Medium compound tyres. It was on the latter that Seb set his fastest time in 1’20”396, on his 66th lap.

“It was a good day’s work,” commented the driver at the end of the session. “We managed to get through our programme, even if the conditions weren’t always ideal, because of the wind.”

Tomorrow, Wednesday, testing continues with Kimi Raikkonen at the wheel.


Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport kicked off the second week of pre-season testing in Barcelona with a productive day’s work. In considerably improved weather conditions, the F1 W09 EQ Power+ ran for a total of 824 kilometres, with Valtteri and Lewis both completing similar mileages.

  • Valtteri ran through a series of fundamental set-up changes on the day, as the team worked to understand how the tyre compounds react to these changes
  • Lewis worked on a number of recovery strategies for potential sensor failures and tried out aerodynamic bodywork parts for the upcoming season
  • Mercedes-Benz Power Units today completed a total of 1,853 km


Valtteri Bottas

"The conditions today were much better than last week and we’re all really happy about that. We got lots of valuable data today. This morning we focused on medium to long runs, trying different mechanical setups of the car.

In these weather conditions we start to really work the tyres and we had a few issues to manage. So we had a few more challenges with the tyres than we had last week, but at least now they can warm up.

We keep discovering more about the new car, learning how it reacts to different settings. We did more than 80 laps – so more than a race distance, a really good mileage. The car was very reliable, I really enjoyed being back in the car and I’m looking forward to continuing tomorrow."

Lewis Hamilton
"It’s been a good day. We’ve got through everything we needed and put good mileage on the car – it’s been productive.

The biggest challenge we faced today was to get the tyres working properly on this new track surface. The medium tyre was difficult to get working; the soft tyre is better for warm-up, but suffered with degradation. But we are learning all the time.

Overall it’s been a good start to the second test although there is not a whole lot to say at this moment. We have not worked too much on fine-tuning the set-up as we’re mostly still gathering information. In the next couple of days, once we get into the long-runs and some shorter qualifying-style runs, we will get a better idea of where the car is."

 

Day 5


Pos.

Driver

Team

Chassis #

Best Lap Time

Laps

Day

01

Sebastian Vettel (5)

Ferrari

 

1:20.396

171

5

02

Valtteri Bottas (77)

Mercedes-AMG

 

1:20.596

86

5

03

Max Verstappen (33)

Red Bull

 

1:20.649

130

5

04

Lewis Hamilton (44)

Mercedes-AMG

 

1:20.808

91

5

05

Pierre Gasly (10)

Toro Rosso

 

1:20.973

54

5

06

Kevin Magnussen (20)

Haas

 

1:21.298

95

5

07

Nico Hülkenberg (27)

Renault

 

1:21.432

48

5

08

Carlos Sainz (55)

Renault

 

1:21.455

91

5

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

12

Stoffel Vandoorne (2)

McLaren

 

1:21.946

38

5

13

Lance Stroll (18)

Williams

 

1:22.937

86

5





Consolidated Time Sheet 2018


Pos.

Driver

Team

Chassis

Best Lap Time

Laps

Day

01

Lewis Hamilton (44)

Mercedes-AMG

 

1:19.333

69

4

01

Sebastian Vettel (5)

Ferrari

 

1:19.673

98

2

02

Stoffel Vandoorne (2)

McLaren

 

1:19.854

110

4

02

Valtteri Bottas (77)

Mercedes-AMG

 

1:19.976

94

2

01

Daniel Ricciardo (3)

Red Bull

 

1:20.179

105

1

03

Sebastian Vettel (5)

Ferrari

 

1:20.241

120

4

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

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

04

Lewis Hamilton (44)

Mercedes-AMG

 

1:20.808

91

5

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

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