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.
|6||M. Verstappen||Red Bull||1:19.438||0.804|
|7||C. Sainz||Toro Rosso||1:19.837||1.203|
|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|
|14||D. Kvyat||Toro Rosso||1:20.416||1.782|