Barcelona Day 2: Verstappen star of the day


Spanish Grand Prix winner Max Verstappen starred once again in Barcelona after he recorded the fastest lap of both sessions of the final day of in-season testing.

Completing 116 laps, the young Red Bull driver set the benchmark of the day with his 1:23.26m on the soft compound tyres.

Climbing into the Honda-powered McLaren for the first time since Bahrain, Belgian driver Stoffel Vandoorne was the second quickest of the day, recording a lap time of 1:24.006m after adding that the team added more downforce to their car.

Third fastest, Pascal Wehrlein, was a late call up for Mercedes on Wednesday morning but managed to record valuable data for the Championship leaders as he went around the track for a total of 133 laps.

Haas driver Esteban Gutierrez did impressively to lap a time quicker than Renault driver Kevin Magnussen, Toro Rosso's Daniil Kvyat and Williams driver Felipe Massa.

Kvyat, though, was involved in a red flag incident when he suffered an engine failure between Turn 4 and 5 and with 45 minutes still left until the chequered flag was waved had to have his session cut short.

1. M. Verstappen Red Bull  1:23.267m  laps 118
2. S. Vandoorne McLaren 1:24.006m laps 108
3. P. Wehrlein Mercedes  1:24.145m laps 133
4. E. Gutiérrez Haas 1:24.592m laps 105
5. A. Fuoco Ferrari 1:24.720m laps 118
6. D. Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:24.737m laps 116
7. A. Celis Jr Force India 1:25.016m laps 103
8. K. Magnussen Renault Sport 1:25.133m laps 122
9. F. Massa Williams 1:27.167m laps 94
10. J. King Manor 1:27.61m5 laps 91