Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN’s test driver Robert Kubica was fastest on Day 1 of the second F1 pre-season test at Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona.
Kubica was fastest in the morning session of Day 1 in second F1 pre-season test at Barcelona with a 1m16.942s lap, which he retained to be the quickest overall despite the spint, as he led Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen (1m17.347s, C3)
Verstappen triggered the final red flag of the day as he locked-up to stop on track. Racing Point’s Sergio Perez (1m17.428s, C3) was third as he led AlphaTauri duo Daniil Kvyat (1m17.456s, C3) and Pierre Gasly (1m17.540s, C4).
Even Kvyat stopped on track just when Verstappen had come to a halt. At the same time, Gasly had loose pipe issues during the morning session, which kept him off track for long. Red Bull Racing’s Alexander Albon (1m17.550s, C2) was sixth.
Albon also couldn’t run much in the morning session due to suspension issues. Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton (1m17.562s, C2) was seventh with Racing Point’s Lance Stroll (1m17.787s, C2) eighth and Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas (1m18.100s, C3) ninth.
Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel (1m18.113s, C3) finished 10th despite an early spin at Turn 8 which resulted in a red flag as Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo (1m18.214s, C2) was 11th with McLaren’s Carlos Sainz (1m18.221s, C3) 12th and Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc 13th.
Leclerc set a 1m18.244s lap on C3 as Williams’ Nicholas Latifi (1m18.300s, C4) was 14th after having oil issues in the morning session which caused a red flag. Teammate George Russell (1m18.535s, C3) was 15th.
Haas’ Romain Grosjean (1m18.670s, C3) was 16th with McLaren’s Lando Norris (1m18.826s, C2) 17th ahead of Alfa Romeo’s Kimi Raikkonen (1m19.515s, C3) and Renault’s Esteban Ocon (1m21.542s, C2).
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Here’s the second F1 Barcelona test schedule