Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel ended the penultimate day of winter testing at the Barcelona Circuit Du Catalunya in Spain on Thursday. The German completed 156 laps with a fastest time of 01:19.024s just ahead of Mercedes Lewis Hamilton.
Kimi Raikkonen will run the Ferrari for the final day of winter testing on Friday. Hamilton completed 52 laps in the W08 with a fastest time of 01:19.352s.
Esteban Ocon had a great day for Force India, ending the session in third place in the VJM10 with a fastest time of 01:20.161s completing 137 laps for the Silverstone based outfit on his final day in the car as Sergio Perez will complete the test programme on Friday.
Daniil Kvyat ended the day in fourth place for Toro Rosso, completing 94 laps with a fastest time of 01:20.416s.
The Haas F1 Team’s Kevin Magnussen ended the day in fifth place for the American outfit with the Dane completing 119 laps with a fastest time of 01:20.501s. Daniel Ricciardo was sixth fastest in the Red Bull RB13 with a fastest time of 01:20.824s with the Australian completing 128 laps on his final day in the car before handing over to Max Verstappen. The next time Ricciardo will be in the car will be for Free Practice 1 at his home race, the season opening Australian Grand Prix.
Stoffel Vandoorne was back in action for McLaren Honda today and suffered two electrical issues this morning and ended the day in seventh place with a fastest time of 01:21.348s ending the day just ahead of Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team’s Valtteri Bottas who completed 95 laps for the Brackley based outfit.
Pascal Wehrlein completed 44 laps for the Sauber F1 Team ending the day in ninth place. Jolyon Palmer rounded out the top ten for the Renault Sport F1 Team despite stopping out on track. The Englishman completed 53 laps ending up just ahead of Marcus Ericsson’s Sauber. The Swede completed 88 laps with a fastest time of 01:23.330s ending the day just ahead of Felipe Massa who completed 80 laps for the Williams Martini Racing Team.
Lance Stroll completed 85 laps rounding out the order in 13th place with a fastest time of 01:24.86s. Winter testing concludes on Friday.