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In less than a month the Formula 1 drivers will hit the Circuit de Catalunya for the start of 2020’s pre-season testing.
Nikita Mazepin went from spinning out on his Mercedes debut to topping the timesheets in Wednesday’s test at the Barcelona circuit.
Haas’ Kevin Magnussen set a gentle early pace on the final morning of testing in Barcelona, where Red Bull have encountered more reliability issues.
Nikita Mazepin will get his first taste of Mercedes machinery as he tests the W10 on the second and final day of testing at the Circuit de Catalunya.
Mercedes’ run of P1s in Spain continued in testing on Tuesday as Valtteri Bottas set the pace in the morning’s session.
Formula 1 is back in action at the Circuit de Catalunya on Tuesday for the start of a two-day test.
George Russell set the fastest lap time in Wednesday’s Bahrain test, driving the Mercedes W10 for the day and not the Williams.
Motor racing’s young hopefuls took centre stage on Day Two at Bahrain as Mick Schumacher tested the Alfa Romeo and George Russell took a giant leap up the order.
Sebastian Vettel led almost from start to finish as testing resumed at the Bahrain circuit on Wednesday, comfortably seven-tenths up on his closest competitor.
With five minutes of play left at the Bahrain circuit on Tuesday afternoon, Max Verstappen put an end to Mick Schumacher’s dream debut as he pipped the Ferrari driver by 0.6s.
We would love to downplay the moment; just another rookie learning the ropes in a F1 car. However, this rookie is Mick Schumacher. And this car is a Ferrari.
What a couple of weeks it has been, but testing is over, and fans around the world now have their sights set firmly on Melbourne.
Sebastian Vettel topped the overall timesheet in the second pre-season test as his 1:16.221 beat Lewis Hamilton by 0.003s.
The good news for Ferrari is that their SF90 appears to be the car to beat; the bad news is that it is not the most reliable.
It’s the final day of testing before Australia…and Mercedes may just be showing us a little more of their hand.
Sebastian Vettel surpassed team-mate Charles Leclerc’s table-topping time from yesterday by 0.010s with only half of the day gone.
Sebastian Vettel will take over from Charles Leclerc who went fastest for Ferrari yesterday, while Max Verstappen is in at Red Bull
Ferrari have given Mercedes and Red Bull a further glimpse of their pace on the penultimate day of testing in Barcelona.
Ferrari changed their schedule for Day Seven, putting Charles Leclerc in the car for the entire day after he missed Wednesday’s running when Sebastian Vettel crashed.
After Carlos Sainz had set the pace on back-to-back days for McLaren, the pack went about knocking the surprise leader off his perch.
Ferrari will no longer be splitting their driving duties on Thursday with Charles Leclerc set to be behind the wheel all day after missing out on Wednesday.
Carlos Sainz’s 1:17.144 from Wednesday morning stood as the time to beat on Day Three in Spain as all the teams, except Ferrari, racked up the miles.
A difficult second week of testing continued for Ferrari after a mechanical problem forced Sebastian Vettel into the barriers.
Not content with topping the day one timesheet in the second test, McLaren lowered the benchmark early on day two.
We’re already fast approaching the half-way point of the second test. Here are the drivers taking us there…
The second pre-season test has begun with McLaren setting the early pace, while Ferrari and Mercedes have both hit stumbling blocks.
Testing resumed in Spain on Tuesday with Mercedes arriving at the track with a new nose, front wing and floor for their W10.
Antonio Giovinazzi may have set the pace on Tuesday morning in Spain but all eyes were on Mercedes’ updates – and Ferrari’s minimal of running.
Formula 1 returns to the test arena on Tuesday for the start of the final four-day pre-season outing.
And just like that, the first pre-season test is in the books. We won’t read too much into it though…we promise.