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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.
Nico Hulkenberg set the pace on Thursday, the final day of the opening pre-season test, only to break down on his very next ran.
Alexander Albon was on top after the final morning session of the first pre-season test, while Mercedes started to up their own pace.
Daniil Kvyat replaced Kimi Raikkonen at the top of the Day Three timesheet in Barcelona, but the bigger news is Williams are finally up and running.
Williams arrived at the Barcelona circuit at 4am on Wednesday but hours later there was still no signs, although there sounds, of any progress with the FW42.
Kimi Raikkonen put a blot on Ferrari’s copybook as he dethroned Sebastian Vettel on Wednesday morning while Williams, again, didn’t put in a single lap.
Daniel Ricciardo did well to keep his RS19 out of the barriers when his rear wing failed on Tuesday morning while Alexander Albon brought out the red flags, beaching his STR14 in the Turn 4 gravel.
With testing set to get underway on Monday at Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, the 10 teams on the grid have now confirmed their line-ups.
A host of drivers on the Formula 1 grid may be without their official helmets for testing due to the FIA’s new safety rules.
With less than three weeks until pre-season testing gets underway, Pirelli are hoping that last year’s snow fall stays away.
George Russell posted a new unofficial lap record at the Hungaroring on Wednesday as he set the pace for Mercedes.