Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas led teammate Lewis Hamilton on final day of F1 pre-season test at Barcelona with Renault’s Esteban Ocon in third.
The final day of F1 pre-season test at Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona saw four red flag period as Mercedes’ Bottas (1m15.732s) led Hamilton (1m16.516s, C5)) after the Finn used the C5 compound to set the fastest time. The former drove in the morning and the latter in afternoon.
Renault’s Ocon (1m17.102s) was third fastest after having used the C4 compound with Racing Point’s Lance Stroll (1m17.338s, C4) in fourth ahead of AlphaTauri’s Daniil Kvyat (1m17.427s, C4) and Alfa Romeo Racing’s Antonio Giovinazzi (1m17.469s, C4).
Ocon drove in the morning session with Daniel Ricciardo (1m17.574s, C4) taking over in the afternoon. The Australian completed 88 laps before coming to halt with 30 minutes to cause the final red flag of the first F1 pre-season test day, after finishing seventh.
Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen (1m17.636s, C2) slotted in eighth after driving in the morning as teammate Alexander Albon (1m18.154s, C2) was 10th with AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly (1m17.783s, C4) in ninth, having taken over the car in the afternoon.
McLaren’s Carlos Sainz (1m18.274s, C2) was 11th ahead of Haas’ Romain Grosjean (1m18.380s, C3), who drove in the morning session. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel (1m18.384s, C3) was only 13th after he caused the day’s first red flag.
He stopped on circuit as Ferrari were forced to change the engine which cost him lots of laps. McLaren’s Lando Norris (1m18.454s, C3) slotted in 14th after he took over the car from Sainz in the afternoon session.
Williams’ Nicholas Latifi (1m19.004s, C3) and Haas’ Kevin Magnussen (1m19.709s, C2) rounded out the 15 runners, where both caused red flags with the former stopping on circuit and the latter having a puncture and a spin.
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