Pre season in Barcelona recap

Testing in Barcelona came to end with Ferrari being most aggressive and Mercedes early favourite.

Cards remain still hidden after eight and last day of pre season testing in Barcelona. Testing was opportunity for the teams to get little more knowledge about new cars and new regulations set by FIA in 2017.

Ferrari showed great pace but Mercedes still claimed to be a favourites by many. On the other side, Red Bull with Andrey Newey on the front didn’t showed us much with detuned Renault engine due to their ERS problems. However Renault wasn’t the only one with unreliability. Eric Boullier’s team with Honda power train didn’t look promising aswell after seventh engine change in eight days.

Even thought testing times doesn’t mean much below is chart with combined times from past two weeks.

Driver Team Time Gap Tyre
1 K. Raikkonen  Ferrari 1:18.634
2 S. Vettel  Ferrari 1:19.024 0.390
3 V. Bottas  Mercedes 1:19.310 0.676
4 L. Hamilton  Mercedes 1:19.352 0.718
5 F. Massa  Williams 1:19.420 0.786
6 M. Verstappen  Red Bull 1:19.438 0.804
7 C. Sainz Toro Rosso 1:19.837 1.203
8 N. Hulkenberg  Renault 1:19.885 1.251
9 D. Ricciardo  Red Bull 1:19.900 1.266
10 S. Perez  Force India 1:20.116 1.482
11 E. Ocon  Force India 1:20.161 1.527
12 J. Palmer  Renault 1:20.205 1.571
13 L. Stroll  Williams 1:20.335 1.701
14 D. Kvyat  Toro Rosso 1:20.416 1.782
15 K. Magnussen  Haas 1:20.504 1.870
16 R. Grosjean  Haas 1:21.110 2.476
17 S. Vandoorne  McLaren 1:21.348 2.714
18 F. Alonso  McLaren 1:21.389 2.755
19 M. Ericsson Sauber 1:21.670 3.036
20 P. Wehrlein  Sauber 1:22.347 3.713
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