2017: Barcelona Pre-Season Test (2) Laps & Times

Times

Day 1

  1. Felipe Massa – Williams – 1:19.726
  2. Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull – 1:19.900 – +0.174
  3. Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari – 1:19.906 – +0.180
  4. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – 1:20.456 – +0.730
  5. Valtteri Bottas – Mercedes – 1:20.924 – +1.198
  6. Esteban Ocon – Force India – 1:21.347 – +1.621
  7. Nico Hulkenberg – Renault – 1:21.589 – +1.863
  8. Kevin Magnussen – Haas – 1:21.676 – +1.950
  9. Daniil Kvyat – Toro Rosso – 1:21.743 – +2.017
  10. Stoffel Vandoorne – McLaren – 1:22.537 – +2.811
  11. Pascal Wehrlein – Sauber – 1:23.336 – +3.610
  12. Marcus Ericsson – Sauber – 1:23.630 – +3.904
  13. Jolyon Palmer – Renault – 1:24.790 – +5.065

Day 2

  1. Valtteri Bottas – Mercedes – 1:19.310
  2. Felipe Massa – Williams – 1:19.420 – +0.110
  3. Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari – 1:20.406 – +1.096
  4. Max Verstappen – Red Bull – 1:20.432 – +1.122
  5. Lance Stroll – Williams – 1:20.579 – +1.269
  6. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – 1:20.702 – +1.392
  7. Nico Hulkenberg – Renault – 1:21.213 – +1.902
  8. Sergio Perez – Force India – 1:21.297 – +1.987
  9. Carlos Sainz – Toro Rosso – 1:21.872 – +2.562
  10. Romain Grosjean – Haas – 1:21.887 – +2.577
  11. Pascal Wehrlein – Sauber – 1:23.000 – +3.690
  12. Fernando Alonso – McLaren – 1:23.041 – +3.731
  13. Marcus Ericsson – Sauber – 1:23.384 – +4.074
  14. Jolyon Palmer -Renault –  1:24.774 – +5.464

Day 3

  1. Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari – 1:19.024
  2. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – 1:19.352 – +0.328
  3. Esteban Ocon – Force India – 1:20.161 – +1.137
  4. Daniil Kvyat – Toro Rosso – 1:20.416 – +1.392
  5. Kevin Magnussen – Haas – 1:20.504 – +1.480
  6. Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull – 1:20.824 – +1.800
  7. Stoffel Vandoorne – McLaren – 1:21.347 – +2.324
  8. Valtteri Bottas – Mercedes – 1:21.819 – +2.795
  9. Pascal Wehrlein – Sauber – 1:22.347 – +3.223
  10. Jolyon Palmer – Renault – 1:22.418 – +3.394
  11. Marcus Ericsson – Sauber – 1:23.330 – +4.306
  12. Felipe Massa – Williams – 1:24.443 – +5.419
  13. Lance Stroll – Williams – 1:24.863 – +5.839

Day 4

  1. Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari – 1:18.634
  2. Max Verstappen – Red Bull – 1:19.438 – +0.804
  3. Carlos Sainz – Toro Rosso – 1:19.837 – +1.203
  4. Valtteri Bottas – Mercedes – 1:19.845 – +1.211
  5. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – 1:19.850 – +1.216
  6. Nico Hulkenberg – Renault – 1:19.885 – +1.251
  7. Sergio Perez – Force India – 1:20.116 – +1.482
  8. Jolyon Palmer – Renault – 1:20.205 – +1.571
  9. Lance Stroll – Williams – 1:20.335 – +1.701
  10. Romain Grosjean – Haas – 1:21.110 – +2.476
  11. Fernando Alonso – McLaren – 1:21.389 – +2.755
  12. Marcus Ericsson – Sauber – 1:21.670 – +3.036
  13. Pascal Wehrlein – Sauber – 1:23.527 – +4.893

Best lap by driver

  1. Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari – 1:18.634 (Day 4)
  2. Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari – 1:19.024 (Day 3)
  3. Valtteri Bottas – Mercedes – 1:19:310 (Day 2)
  4. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – 1:19.352 (Day 3)
  5. Felipe Massa – Williams – 1:19.420 (Day 2)
  6. Max Verstappen – Red Bull – 1:19.438 (Day 4)
  7. Carlos Sainz – Toro Rosso – 1:19.837 (Day 4)
  8. Nico Hulkenberg – Renault – 1:19.885 (Day 4)
  9. Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull – 1:19.900 (Day 1)
  10. Sergio Perez – Force India – 1:20.116 (Day 4)
  11. Esteban Ocon – Force India – 1:20.161 (Day 3)
  12. Jolyon Palmer – Renault – 1:20.205 (Day 4)
  13. Lance Stroll – WIlliams – 1:20.335 (Day 4)
  14. Daniil Kvyat – Toro Rosso – 1:20.416 (Day 3)
  15. Kevin Magnussen – Haas – 1:20.504 (Day 3)
  16. Romain Grosjean – Haas – 1:21.110 (Day 4)
  17. Stoffel Vandoorne – McLaren – 1:21.347 (Day 3)
  18. Fernando Alonso – McLaren – 1:21.389 (Day 4)
  19. Marcus Ericsson – Sauber – 1:21.670 (Day 4)
  20. Pascal Wehrlein – Sauber – 1:22.347 (Day 3)

Best lap by team

  1. Ferrari – 1:18.634 (Day 4)
  2. Mercedes – 1:19:310 (Day 2)
  3. Williams – 1:19.420 (Day 2)
  4. Red Bull – 1:19.438 (Day 4)
  5. Toro Rosso – 1:19.837 (Day 4)
  6. Renault – 1:19.885 (Day 4)
  7. Force India – 1:20.116 (Day 4)
  8. Haas – 1:20.504 (Day 3)
  9. McLaren – 1:21.347 (Day 3)
  10. Sauber – 1:21.670 (Day 4)

Laps

Day 1

  1. Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari – 168
  2. Felipe Massa – Williams – 168
  3. Esteban Ocon – Force India – 142
  4. Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull – 89
  5. Valtteri Bottas – Mercedes – 86
  6. Daniil Kvyat – Toro Rosso – 83
  7. Kevin Magnussen – Haas – 81
  8. Stoffel Vandoorne – McLaren – 80
  9. Nico Hulkenberg – Renault – 58
  10. Marcus Ericsson – Sauber – 53
  11. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – 49
  12. Pascal Wehrlein – Sauber – 47
  13. Jolyon Palmer – Renault – 15

Total: 1119

Day 2

  1. Max Verstappen – Red Bull – 102
  2. Sergio Perez – Force India – 100
  3. Romain Grosjean – Haas – 96
  4. Carlos Sainz – Toro Rosso – 92
  5. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – 79
  6. Valtteri Bottas – Mercedes – 70
  7. Felipe Massa – Williams – 63
  8. Nico Hulkenberg – Renault – 61
  9. Lance Stroll – Williams – 59
  10. Pascal Wehrlein – Sauber – 59
  11. Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari – 53
  12. Marcus Ericsson – Sauber – 47
  13. Fernando Alonso – McLaren – 46
  14. Jolyon Palmer – Renualt – 29

Total: 956

Day 3

  1. Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari – 156
  2. Esteban Ocon – Force India – 137
  3. Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull – 128
  4. Kevin Magnussen – Haas – 119
  5. Valtteri Bottas – Mercedes – 95
  6. Daniil Kvyat – Toro Rosso – 94
  7. Marcus Ericsson – Sauber – 88
  8. Lance Stroll – Williams – 85
  9. Felipe Massa – Williams – 80
  10. Jolyon Palmer – Renault – 53
  11. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – 52
  12. Stoffel Vandoorne – McLaren – 48
  13. Pascal Wehrlein – Sauber – 44

Total: 1179

Day 4

  1. Lance Stroll – Williams – 132
  2. Carlos Sainz – Toro Rosso – 132
  3. Sergio Perez – Force India – 128
  4. Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari – 111
  5. Romain Grosjean – Haas – 76
  6. Max Verstappen – Red Bull – 71
  7. Marcus Ericsson – Sauber – 59
  8. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – 54
  9. Valtteri Bottas – Mercedes – 53
  10. Nico Hulkenberg – Renault – 45
  11. Jolyon Palmer – Renault – 43
  12. Fernando Alonso – McLaren – 43
  13. Pascal Wehrlein – Sauber – 42

Total: 989

Most laps by driver

  1. Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari – 324
  2. Felipe Massa – Williams – 311
  3. Valtteri Bottas – Mercedes – 304
  4. Esteban Ocon – Force India – 279
  5. Lance Stroll – Williams – 276
  6. Marcus Ericsson – Sauber – 247
  7. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – 234
  8. Sergio Perez – Force India – 228
  9. Carlos Sainz – Toro Rosso – 224
  10. Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull – 217
  11. Kevin Magnussen – Haas – 200
  12. Pascal Wehrlein – Sauber – 192
  13. Daniil Kvyat – Toro Rosso – 177
  14. Max Verstappen – Red Bull – 173
  15. Romain Grosjean – Haas – 172
  16. Nico Hulkenberg – Renault – 164
  17. Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari – 164
  18. Jolyon Palmer – Renault – 140
  19. Stoffel Vandoorne – McLaren – 128
  20. Fernando Alonso – McLaren – 89

Most laps by team

  1. Williams – 587
  2. Mercedes – 538
  3. Force India – 507
  4. Ferrari – 488
  5. Sauber – 439
  6. Toro Rosso – 301
  7. Red Bull – 390
  8. Haas – 372
  9. Renault – 304
  10. McLaren – 217

Stat Round-Up

  • Fastest lap: 1:18.634 (Kimi Raikkonen Day 4)
  • Most laps in a day: 168 (Sebastian Vettel Day 1, Felipe Massa Day 1)
  • Fewest laps in a day: 15 (Jolyon Palmer Day 1)
  • Most days in car: 4 (Valtteri Bottas, Marcus Ericsson, Lewis Hamilton, Pascal Wehrlein, Jolyon Palmer)
  • Fewest days in car: 2 (Sebastian Vettel, Esteban Ocon, Sergio Perez, Carlos Sainz, Daniel Ricciardo, Kevin Magnussen, Daniil Kvyat, Max Verstappen, Romain Grosjean, Kimi Raikkonen, Stoffel Vandoorne, Fernando Alonso)
  • Most laps in a day overall: 1179 (Day 3)
  • Fewest laps in a day overall: 956 (Day 2)
  • Laps completed overall: 4243

 

2017: Barcelona Pre-Season Test (1) Laps & Times

Times

Day 1

  1. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – 1:21.765
  2. Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari – 1:21.878 – +0.113
  3. Felipe Massa – Williams- 1:22.076 – +0.311
  4. Kevin Magnussen – Haas – 1:22.894 – +1.129
  5. Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull – 1:22.926 – +1.161
  6. Valtteri Bottas – Mercedes – 1:23.169 – +1.404
  7. Sergio Perez – Force India – 1:23.709 – +1.944
  8. Carlos Sainz – Toro Rosso – 1:24.494 – +2.729
  9. Nico Hulkenberg – Renault – 1:24.784 – +3.019
  10. Fernando Alonso – McLaren – 1:24.852 – +3.087
  11. Marcus Ericsson – Sauber – 1:26.841 – +5.076

Day 2

  1. Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari – 1:20.960
  2. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – 1:20.983 – +0.023
  3. Max Verstappen – Red Bull – 1:22.200 – +1.240
  4. Kevin Magnussen – Haas – 1:22.204 – +1.244
  5. Esteban Ocon – Force India – 1:22.509 – +1.549
  6. Daniil Kvyat – Toro Rosso – 1:22.956 – +1.996
  7. Valtteri Bottas – Mercedes – 1:22.986 – +2.026
  8. Jolyon Palmer – Renault – 1:24.139 – +3.179
  9. Antonio Giovinazzi – Sauber – 1:24.617 – +3.657
  10. Stoffel Vandoorne – McLaren – 1:25.600 – +4.640
  11. Lance Stroll – Williams – 1:26.040 – +5.080

Day 3

  1. Valtteri Bottas – Mercedes – 1:19.705
  2. Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari – 1:19.952 – +0.247
  3. Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull – 1:21.153 – +1.448
  4. Jolyon Palmer – Renault – 1:21.396 – +1.691
  5. Nico Hulkenberg  – Renault – 1:21.791 – +2.086
  6. Marcus Ericsson – Sauber – 1:21.824 – +2.119
  7. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – 1:22.090 – +2.385
  8. Romain Grosjean – Haas – 1:22.118 – +2.413
  9. Lance Stroll – Williams – 1:22.351 – +2.646
  10. Fernando Alonso – McLaren – 1:22.598 – +2.893
  11. Carlos Sainz – Toro Rosso – 1:23.540 – +3.835
  12. Alfonso Celis – Force India – 1:23.568 – +3.863
  13. Daniil Kvyat – Toro Rosso – 1:23.952 – +4.247

Day 4

  1. Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari – 1:20.872
  2. Max Verstappen – Red Bull – 1:21.769 – +0.897
  3. Jolyon Palmer – Renault – 1:21.778 – +0.906
  4. Romain Grosjean – Haas – 1:22.309 – +1.437
  5. Antonio Giovinazzi – Sauber – 1:22.401 – +1.529
  6. Sergio Perez – Force India – 1:22.534 – +1.662
  7. Stoffel Vandoorne – McLaren – 1:22.576 – +1.704
  8. Valtteri Bottas – Mercedes – 1:23.443 – +2.571
  9. Nico Hulkenberg – Renault – 1:24.974 – +4.102
  10. Daniil Kvyat – Toro Rosso – No Time Set

Best lap by driver

  1. Valtteri Bottas – Mercedes – 1:19.705 (Day 3)
  2. Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari – 1:19.952 (Day 3)
  3. Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari – 1:20.872 (Day 4)
  4. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – 1:20.983 (Day 2)
  5. Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull – 1:21.153 (Day 3)
  6. Jolyon Palmer – Renault – 1:21.396 (Day 3)
  7. Max Verstappen – Red Bull – 1:21.769 (Day 4)
  8. Nico Hulkenberg – Renault – 1:21.791 (Day 3)
  9. Marcus Ericsson – Sauber  – 1:21.824 (Day 3)
  10. Felipe Massa – Williams – 1:22.076 (Day 1)
  11. Romain Grosjean – Haas – 1:22.118 (Day 3)
  12. Kevin Magnussen – Haas – 1:22.204 (Day 2)
  13. Lance Stroll – Williams – 1:22.351 (Day 3)
  14. Antonio Giovanazzi – Sauber – 1:22.401 (Day 4)
  15. Esteban Ocon – Force India – 1:22.509 (Day 2)
  16. Sergio Perez – Force India – 1:22.534 (Day 4)
  17. Stoffel Vandoorne – McLaren – 1:22.576 (Day 4)
  18. Fernando Alonso – McLaren – 1:22.598 (Day 3)
  19. Daniil Kvyat – Toro Rosso – 1:22.956 (Day 2)
  20. Carlos Sainz – Toro Rosso – 1:23.540 (Day 3)
  21. Alfonso Celis – Force India – 1:23.568 (Day 3)

Best lap by team

  1. Mercedes – 1:19.705 (Day 3)
  2. Ferrari – 1:19.952 (Day 3)
  3. Red Bull – 1:21.153 (Day 3)
  4. Renault – 1:21.396 (Day 3)
  5. Sauber – 1:21.824 (Day 3)
  6. Williams – 1:22.076 (Day 1)
  7. Haas – 1:22.118 (Day 3)
  8. Force India – 1:22.509 (Day 2)
  9. McLaren – 1:22.576 (Day 4)
  10. Toro Rosso – 1:22.956 (Day 2)

Laps

Day 1

  1. Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari – 128
  2. Felipe Massa – Williams – 103
  3. Valtteri Bottas – Mercedes – 79
  4. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – 73
  5. Marcus Ericsson – Sauber – 72
  6. Nico Hulkenberg – Renault – 57
  7. Kevin Magnussen – Haas – 51
  8. Carlos Sainz – Toro Rosso – 51
  9. Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull – 50
  10. Sergio Perez – Force India – 39
  11. Fernando Alonso – McLaren – 29

Total: 732

Day 2

  1. Kevin Magnussen – Haas – 118
  2. Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari – 108
  3. Valtteri Bottas – Mercedes – 102
  4. Max Verstappen – Red Bull – 89
  5. Esteban Ocon – Force India – 86
  6. Daniil Kvyat – Toro Rosso – 68
  7. Antonio Giovinazzi – Sauber – 67
  8. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – 66
  9. Jolyon Palmer – Renault – 53
  10. Stoffel Vandoorne – McLaren – 40
  11. Lance Stroll – Williams – 12

Total: 809

Day 3

  1. Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari – 139
  2. Marcus Ericsson – Sauber – 126
  3. Lance Stroll – Williams – 98
  4. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – 95
  5. Valtteri Bottas – Mercedes – 75
  6. Fernando Alonso – McLaren – 72
  7. Alfonso Celis – Force India – 71
  8. Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull – 70
  9. Romain Grosjean – Haas – 56
  10. Nico Hulkenberg – Renault – 42
  11. Carlos Sainz – Toro Rosso – 32
  12. Daniil Kvyat – Toro Rosso – 31

Total: 907

Day 4

  1. Romain Grosjean – Haas – 118
  2. Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari – 93
  3. Max Verstappen – Red Bull – 85
  4. Antonio Giovinazzi – Sauber – 84
  5. Sergio Perez – Force India – 82
  6. Valtteri Bottas – Mercedes – 68
  7. Stoffel Vandoorne – McLaren – 67
  8. Nico Hulkenberg – Renault – 51
  9. Jolyon Palmer – Renault – 39
  10. Daniil Kvyat – Toro Rosso – 1

Total: 688

Most laps by driver

  1. Valtteri Bottas – Mercedes – 324
  2. Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari – 267
  3. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes- 234
  4. Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari – 201
  5. Marcus Ericcson – Sauber – 198
  6. Max Verstappen – Red Bull – 174
  7. Romain Grosjean – Haas – 174
  8. Kevin Magnussen – Haas – 169
  9. Antonio Giovinazzi – Sauber – 151
  10. Nico Hulkenberg – Force India – 150
  11. Sergio Perez – Force India – 121
  12. Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull – 120
  13. Lance Stroll – Williams – 110
  14. Stoffel Vandoorne – McLaren – 107
  15. Felipe Massa – Williams – 103
  16. Fernando Alonso – McLaren – 101
  17. Daniil Kvyat – Toro Rosso – 100
  18. Jolyon Palmer – Renault – 92
  19. Esteban Ocon – Force India – 86
  20. Carlos Sainz – Toro Rosso – 83
  21. Alfonso Celis – Force India – 71

Most laps by team

  1. Mercedes – 558
  2. Ferrari – 468
  3. Sauber – 349
  4. Haas – 343
  5. Red Bull – 294
  6. Force India – 278
  7. Renault – 242
  8. Williams – 213
  9. McLaren – 208
  10. Toro Rosso – 183

Stat Round-Up

  • Fastest lap: 1:19.705 – Valtteri Bottas Day 3
  • Most laps in a day: 139 – Sebastian Vettel Day 3
  • Fewest laps in a day: 1 – Daniil Kvyat Day 4
  • Most days in car: 4 Valtteri Bottas
  • Fewest days in car: 1 Alfonso Celis (Force India), Felipe Massa (Williams)
  • Most laps in a day overall: 907 Day 3
  • Fewest laps in a day overall: 688 Day 4
  • Laps completed overall: 3136

Ferrari fastest at first in-season test

The first in-season test of the season has taken place at the Circuit de Catalunya.

Ten teams were in action with a mixture of race drivers and test drivers behind the wheel. Sauber opted to sit the test out. Sebastian Vettel set the fastest time of the two day test on the first day.

The order of the day on day one was mainly shorter, qualifying runs for teams. Three drivers completed over 100 laps – including pacesetter Vettel – while Pierre Gasly was the highest placed test driver in terms of times. Williams test driver Alex Lynn had an unusual rear wing fitted as Williams focused on aero work in preparation for 2017.

On day two Pascal Wehrlein completed testing work for Mercedes having driven his Manor on the first day. Red Bull trialled an updated engine while McLaren reserve Stoffel Vandoorne spent the day testing new parts on the McLaren. Daniil Kvyat was pleased to get some significant running under his belt as he got some “essential” laps to reacclimatise with the Toro Rosso following his seat swap. Renault were another team with an updated engine while Felipe Massa continued Williams’ aero work.

Day 1

  1. Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari – 1:23.220
  2. Nico Rosberg – Mercedes – 1:23.337 – +0.117
  3. Jenson Button – McLaren – 1:23.753 – +0.533
  4. Romain Grosjean – Haas – 1:23.882 – +0.662
  5. Pascal Wehrlein – Manor – 1:24.297 – +1.077
  6. Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull – 1:24.307 – +1.087
  7. Pierre Gasly – Toro Rosso – 1:24.821 – +1.601
  8. Alfonso Celis – Force India – 1:25.467 – +2.247
  9. Alex Lynn – Williams – 1:26.071 – +2.851
  10. Esteban Ocon – Renault – 1:26.530 – +3.310

 

  1. Nico Rosberg – Mercedes – 119
  2. Esteban Ocon – Renault – 105
  3. Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari – 103
  4. Alfonso Celis – Force India – 99
  5. Romain Grosjean – Haas – 96
  6. Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull – 89
  7. Jenson Button – McLaren – 86
  8. Pascal Wehrlein – Manor – 86
  9. Alex Lynn – Williams – 86
  10. Pierre Gasly – Toro Rosso – 78

Day 2

  1. Max Verstappen – Red Bull – 1:23.267
  2. Stoffel Vandoorne – McLaren – 1:24.006 – +0.739
  3. Pascal Wehrlein – Mercedes – 1:24.145 – +0.878
  4. Esteban Gutierrez – Haas – 1:24.592 – +1.325
  5. Antonio Fuoco – Ferrari – 1:24.720 – +1.453
  6. Daniil Kvyat – Toro Rosso – 1:24.737 – +1.470
  7. Alfonso Celis – Force India – 1:25.016 – +1.749
  8. Kevin Magnussen – Renault – 1:25.133 – +1.866
  9. Felipe Massa – Williams – 1:27.167 – +3.900
  10. Jordan King – Manor – 1:27.615 – +4.348

 

  1. Pascal Wehrlein – Mercedes – 133
  2. Kevin Magnussen – Renault – 122
  3. Max Verstappen – Red Bull – 118
  4. Antonio Fuoco – Ferrari – 118
  5. Daniil Kvyat – Toro Rosso – 116
  6. Stoffel Vandoorne – McLaren – 108
  7. Esteban Gutierrez – Haas – 105
  8. Alfonso Celis – Force India – 103
  9. Felipe Massa – Williams – 94
  10. Jordan King – Manor – 91

F1 2016: First pre-season test laps & times

Day One

  1. Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari – 1:24.939 – Medium
  2. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – 1:25.409 – Medium
  3. Daniel Ricciardo –  Red Bull – 1:26.044 – Medium
  4. Valtteri Bottas – Williams – 1:26.091 – Medium
  5. Alfonso Celis Jr – Force India – 1:26.298 – Soft
  6. Jenson Button – McLaren – 1:26.735 – Soft
  7. Carlos Sainz – Toro Rosso – 1:27.180 –  Medium
  8. Marcus Ericsson – Sauber – 1:27.555 – Medium – 2015 car
  9. Pascal Wehrlein – Manor – 1:28.292 – Medium
  10. Romain Grosjean – Haas – 1:28.399 – Medium
  11. Jolyon Palmer – Renault – 1:29.356 – Medium

 

  1. Lewis  Hamilton –  Mercedes – 156 laps
  2. Marcus Ericsson – Sauber – 88 laps
  3. Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull – 87 laps
  4. Jenson Button – McLaren – 84 laps
  5. Valtteri Bottas – Williams – 80 laps
  6. Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari – 69 laps
  7. Alfonso Celis Jr – Force India – 58 laps
  8. Carlos Sainz – Toro Rosso – 55 laps
  9. Pascal Wehrlein – Manor – 54 laps
  10. Jolyon Palmer – Renault – 37 laps
  11. Romain Grosjean – Haas – 31 laps

Day Two

  1. Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari – 1:22.810 – Ultra Soft
  2. Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull – 1:23.525 – Ultra Soft
  3. Sergio Perez – Force  India – 1:23.650 – Super  Soft
  4. Nico Rosberg – Mercedes – 1:24.867 – Medium
  5. Marcus Ericsson – Sauber – 1:25.237 – Medium
  6. Esteban Gutierrez – Haas – 1:25.524 – Medium
  7. Valtteri Bottas – Williams – 1:25.648 – Medium
  8. Pascal Wehrlein – Manor – 1:25.925 – Medium
  9. Fernando Alonso – McLaren – 1:26.082 – Medium
  10. Jolyon Palmer – Renault – 1:26.189 – Medium
  11. Max Verstappen – Toro Rosso – 1:26.539 – Medium

 

  1. Nico Rosberg – Mercedes – 172 laps
  2. Valtteri Bottas – Williams – 134 laps
  3. Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari – 126 laps
  4. Max Verstappen – Toro Rosso – 121 laps
  5. Fernando Alonso – McLaren – 119 laps
  6. Daniel Ricciardo – Red  Bull – 112 laps
  7. Marcus Ericsson – Sauber – 108 laps
  8. Sergio Perez – Force India – 101 laps
  9. Esteban Gutierrez – Haas – 79 laps
  10. Pascal Wehrlein – Manor – 71 laps
  11. Jolyon Palmer – Renault – 42 laps

Day Three

  1. Nico Hulkenberg – Force India – 1:23.110 – Super Soft
  2. Romain Grosjean – Haas – 1:25.874 – Soft
  3. Kimi Raikkonen –  Ferrari – 1:25.977 – Medium
  4. Kevin Magnussen – Renault – 1:26.014 – Soft
  5. Nico Rosberg – Mercedes – 1:26.084 – Medium
  6. Carlos Sainz – Toro Rosso – 1:26.239 – Medium
  7. Felipe Nasr – Sauber – 1:26.392 – Medium
  8. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – 1:26.421 – Medium
  9. Daniil Kvyat – Red Bull – 1:26.497 – Medium
  10. Felipe Massa – Williams – 1:26.712 – Medium
  11. Jenson Button – McLaren – 1:26.919 –  Medium
  12. Rio Haryanto – Manor – 1:28.249 – Medium

 

  1. Carlos Sainz – Toro Rosso – 161 laps
  2. Felipe Nasr – Sauber – 115 laps
  3. Kevin Magnussen – Renault – 111 laps
  4. Felipe Massa – Williams – 109 laps
  5. Nico Hulkenberg – Force India – 99 laps
  6. Lewis Hamilton –  Mercedes – 88 laps
  7. Romain Grosjean –  Haas – 82 laps
  8. Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari – 78 laps
  9. Rio Haryanto – Manor – 78 laps
  10. Nico Rosberg – Mercedes – 74 laps
  11. Daniil  Kvyat – Red Bull – 74 laps
  12. Jenson Button – McLaren – 51 laps

Day Four

  1. Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari – 1:23.477 – Ultra Soft
  2. Daniil Kvyat – Red Bull – 1:24.293 – Ultra Soft
  3. Alfonso Celis Jr – Force India – 1:24.840 – Super Soft
  4. Kevin Magnussen – Renault – 1:25.263 – Soft
  5. Max Verstappen – Toro Rosso – 1:25.393 – Medium
  6. Felipe Nasr – Sauber – 1:26.053 – Soft
  7. Nico Rosberg – Mercedes – 1:26.187 – Medium
  8. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – 1:26.295 – Medium
  9. Felipe Massa – Williams – 1:26.483 – Soft
  10. Esteban Gutierrez – Haas – 1:27.802 – Medium
  11. Rio Haryanto – Manor – 1:28.266 – Soft
  12. Fernando Alonso – McLaren – No Time Set

 

  1. Kevin Magnussen – Renault – 153 laps
  2. Felipe Nasr –  Sauber – 121 laps
  3. Max Verstappen – Toro Rosso – 110 laps
  4. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – 99 laps
  5. Daniil Kvyat – Red Bull – 96 laps
  6. Esteban Gutierrez – Haas – 89 laps
  7. Nico Rosberg – Mercedes – 86 laps
  8. Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari – 80 laps
  9. Alfonso Celis Jr – Force India – 75 laps
  10. Felipe Massa – Williams – 54 laps
  11. Rio Haryanto – Manor – 51 laps
  12. Fernando Alonso – McLaren – 3 laps

 

F1 2016: First pre-season test round-up

Ahead of a 21 race season, Formula One testing started in earnest last week at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona. The Spanish track will play host to both of this year’s pre-season tests with the second of these set to start on Tuesday.

All eleven teams – including new team Haas F1 – were present with only Sauber running their 2015 car. The C35 is due to break cover ahead of the second test this week.

During the four days of testing it was Ferrari who set the headline times topping three of four days. They ran with Pirelli’s new Ultra Soft tyre compound and Sebastian Vettel’s 1:22.810 on day three was the fastest lap of the week. He was also fastest on day one with team-mate Kimi Raikkonen ending the test on top. Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg was fastest on day three.

While Ferrari were putting in the fast laps, reigning world champions Mercedes were concentrating on the mileage – completing significantly more laps than any other team. They also used the medium compound tyre.

Elsewhere Haas F1 enjoyed a reliable start to their Formula One career. Bar a front wing failure on the first day of testing, the American team suffered no real issues and completed a number of laps. Force  India were another team putting in low fuel runs on the Supersoft tyre. They also split their running between their two race drivers and their reserve driver Alfonso Celis.

McLaren’s first two days of running saw them eclipse the number of laps they managed in the whole of the first pre-season test last year. It looked like a much better start for the beleaguered team however a few issues crept in on the third and fourth day. A hydraulic leap hampered Jenson Button’s running on day three while Fernando Alonso failed to set a lap-time and managed just three laps due to a coolant leak on the fourth and final day.

Toro Rosso – who were running an interim livery – went for mileage over fast laps, coming second to only Mercedes in terms of laps completed. They will officially launch their 2016 car ahead of the second test this week. Red Bull and Williams had understated starts to testing, getting on with their own programmes. Renault made their return to Formula One as a works team and Jolyon Palmer and Kevin Magnussen got their first tastes of the new car. Renault has described their week as a “solid start”.

For Manor rookies Pascal Wehrlen and Rio Haryanto it was an opportunity to get some mileage under their belts. The MRT05 is powered by Mercedes this year having previously run with Ferrari power. The team also has a technical partnership with Williams and hope to make big steps forward this year. Although the team completed the fewest laps of the test they were satisfied with their work as they look to move on to more significant set up work next week.

F1 2016: Pre-season test Barcelona Preview 22nd – 25th February

At this stage last year teams had already taken part in two pre-season tests.  With the first race of the season due to take part in Australia on the 20th March, there are just two pre-season tests this year for teams to start to get to grips with their 2016 machines.

Both of these pre-season tests will take place at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona – the first of which kicks off tomorrow morning.

All 11 teams will be present at the test although only Sauber will be without their 2016 car. Instead their drivers will run the 2015 car with a revised livery. While teams such as Williams, McLaren, and Haas have revealed photographs of their new cars online, testing will be the first opportunity to see all the new cars as they take to the track for the first time.

Toro Rosso will be running an interim livery – with the real deal set to be unveiled at the second test – while Renault’s livery is also expected to change before the first race.

Testing line-up:

TEAM DAY 1 DAY 2 DAY 3 DAY 4
Mercedes Lewis Hamilton Nico Rosberg Lewis  Hamilton Nico Rosberg
Ferrari  Sebastian Vettel Sebastian Vettel Kimi Räikkönen Kimi Räikkönen
Williams Valtteri Bottas Valtteri Bottas Felipe Massa Felipe Massa
Red Bull Daniel Ricciardo Daniel Ricciardo Daniil Kvyat Daniil Kvyat
Force India Alfonso Celis Jr Sergio Perez Nico Hulkenberg Alfonso Celis Jr
Renault Jolyon Palmer Jolyon Palmer Kevin Magnussen Kevin Magnussen
Toro Rosso Carlos Sainz Max Verstappen Carlos Sainz Max Verstappen
Sauber Marcus Ericsson Marcus Ericsson Felipe Nasr Felipe Nasr
McLaren Jenson Button Fernando Alonso Jenson Button Fernando Alonso
Manor Pascal Wehrlein Pascal Wehrlein Rio Haryanto Rio Haryanto
Haas Romain Grosjean Esteban Gutierrez Romain Grosjean Esteban Gutierrez

Alfonso Celis Jr will be the only test/reserve driver in action, splitting the running with  Force  India’s regular race drivers Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg. For Kevin Magnussen, Romain Grosjean and Esteban Gutierrez it will be their first outings with new teams. 2016 rookies Jolyon Palmer, Pascal Wehrlein and Rio Haryanto will also be in action.

Pre-season testing doesn’t give a clear picture of the order the teams will end up come the first race of the season, but it gives somewhat of an indication. It will be an important eight days for the likes of McLaren, Manor and Haas but for very different reasons.

McLaren endured a torrid 2015 season and this struggle started at pre-season testing where they failed to string laps together. They will be hoping for better reliability in the early stages of the year. For Manor it is a brand new line-up with a brand new car. They will have Mercedes engines for the 2016 season, having raced with older Ferrari power in the past. And finally, for Haas it is their first season in Formula One with a brand new car. They are hoping to score points in their maiden season and have a promising line-up in experienced driver Grosjean and former Sauber driver and Ferrari tester Gutierrez.

Ferrari will be hoping that they can close the gap to Mercedes and mount a sustained challenge throughout the whole season. For Williams it is another opportunity to make steps forward, having finished third in the championship for the past two seasons. Renault have returned to the sport as a works team for the first time since the 2009 season while Red Bull will hope to put their engine problems behind them. Toro Rosso will run Ferrari engines this year – having ran with Renault Power Units last year – with Force India coming off the back of their best season in Formula One. Mercedes will remain the team to beat having won the championship convincingly for the past two seasons.

First 2015 in-season test line-up confirmed

Nine of the ten Formula One teams will take part in the first in-season test on Tuesday and Wednesday.

In 2015 there will be two in-season tests – down from the four last season – and the first of these is due to take place in Spain following the Grand Prix at the weekend. Every team bar Manor will run on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Circuit de Catalunya. The Sporting Regulations have stipulated that each team must run a driver with less than two F1 race starts on two of the four test days.

The schedule for the two days in Barcelona is as follows:

  Tuesday Wednesday
Mercedes Nico Rosberg Pascal Wehrlein
Red Bull Daniil Kvyat Pierre Gasly
Ferrari Raffaele Marciello Esteban Gutierrez
Williams Felipe Massa Alex Lynn
McLaren Oliver Turvey Jenson Button
Force India Pascal Wehrlein Nick Yelloly
Toro Rosso Pierre Gasly Carlos Sainz
Lotus Pastor Maldonado Jolyon Palmer
Sauber Marcus Ericsson Raffaele Marciello

As well as seven current Formula One drivers, seven test and reserve drivers will also take the wheel. Pascal Wehrlein, Raffaele Marciello, and Pierre Gasly will be the busiest drivers as they split their running between two teams. Mercedes test driver Wehrlein who also tested for Force India during pre-season testing will continue to run for both teams, starting with Force India on Tuesday. Marciello is a member of the Ferrari Driver Academy and will run for the Scuderia on Tuesday before taking up his official Sauber test and reserve driver duties on Wednesday. Finally, Red Bull Junior driver Gasly will get running for both Toro Rosso and Red Bull over the two days.

Elsewhere Nico Rosberg, Daniil Kvyat, Felipe Massa, Pastor Maldonado, and Marcus Ericsson will kickstart the running for their respective teams. Jenson Button and Carlos Sainz will also be in action. Former Sauber driver Esteban Gutierrez will get his first running for Ferrari after joining the team as one of their test drivers for the 2015 season. Long-time McLaren test driver Oliver Turvey will get a days running as will Williams development driver Alex Lynn. Lotus reserve driver Jolyon Palmer will be in action on Wednesday with Nick Yelloly sharing the Force India with Wehrlein.

The second in-season test will take place following the Austrian Grand Prix in June.