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- Barcelona F1 test day one
- Stats: Barcelona F1 testing week one by the numbers
- 2017 Barcelona Test 1
- Barcelona F1 test: Hamilton and Mercedes top opening day
Barcelona F1 test day one
McLaren MCL32 F1 2017 Testing at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya2017 2017 2017
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With the allowed eight days of pre-season running over, teams now head back to their bases to digest their data and prepare their cars for the year's first race in Australia on March Until then, the numbers below are the closest we'll get to a 'formbook' Ferrari lead the way, with Kimi Raikkonen the only man to go below 1m 19s around the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. The Finn's time compares to Lewis Hamilton's pole mark of 1m 22s watch the two side by side here. Only two teams finished more than two seconds off the pace - McLaren and Sauber.
Stats: Barcelona F1 testing week one by the numbers
2017 Barcelona Test 1
It took place between 27th February and 2 March over four days. Pascal Wehrlein did not participate,  after having to recover from injuries he received at the Race of Champions. After only a single lap, Alonso's McLaren returns to the pit-lane. He immediately gets out of the car to chat with his engineers, the mechanics removing the engine covers from his car. McLaren look to have once again hit trouble. Thereafter the other drivers return to pit-lane after their installation laps, only Bottas in the Mercedes spends some time to set the first flying lap of the day. A short time later, Ricciardo elects to enter the circuit to set his first lap.
Finally the wait is over. This page - updated throughout the day, with newest posts at the top - brings you the key news and information from the first test session of the year at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya So the first day of testing has come to an end, but the discussions amongst the teams will go on long into the evening as they prepare for another full-on day tomorrow. For the record, Hamilton's fastest time from today was exactly a second faster than the best time from last year's tests at Barcelona - and there's undoubtedly plenty more performance to come. But the cars aren't just quick on paper - they look quick too. But don't just take our word for it - click here for a selection of the finest images from day one.
Barcelona F1 test: Hamilton and Mercedes top opening day
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Taking over from new teammate Valtteri Bottas, who was second fastest in the morning, Hamilton set a best time of 1m Shortly after Hamilton set his best time, Vettel put in a time just 0. A late run on softs in the final half hour allowed Kevin Magnussen to move up to fourth in the Haas, 1. After a troubled morning, when a broken sensor on the RB13 restricted Ricciardo to just four laps, the Australian was able to boost his tally to 50 laps by the end of the day, having lost further track time to a battery issue. Rival teams rejected F1 shark fin ban, claims Red Bull. Formula 1.
Yet again, Mercedes have kicked off the year in nothing short of spectacular fashion, not only setting the outright pace through nicely-settled-in new recruit Valtteri Bottas, but also completing significantly more laps than their rivals over four days, the equivalent of more than eight Spanish Grands Prix. That they managed to complete several full race simulations and a good deal of aero experimentation within that tally only emphasised how smoothly everything went - even when they did eventually hit trouble on the final day, they still recovered to complete 68 laps. Last year Ferrari topped three of the first four days of testing. Not only have initial times been promising while generally circulating on harder tyres than rivals Mercedes , but the SF70H has shown strong reliability, while out on track it looks a more stable and balanced machine than its predecessor. Does that mean the Prancing Horse is on course to take the fight to the Silver Arrows? We know what we are doing, and we are reasonably happy with how things are running. Some years it runs smoothly, some years not - and this year has been good so far.
After a low-key Tuesday for the Mercedes team, Bottas catapulted the reigning champion outfit to the head of times on Wednesday with a 1m That was a full 0. Tuesday pacesetter Felipe Massa enjoyed another strong morning, and ended up second fastest — just 0. Bottas and Massa also led the way on mileage as well as speed, logging 69 and 63 laps respectively before handing over to teammates Lewis Hamilton and Lance Stroll for the afternoon. Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen was third quickest on a 1m That restricted the former champion to 38 laps, the least of all bar Red Bull driver Max Verstappen — who was fourth fastest on softs, 0.