Winter Testing concludes with Ferrari fastest

Date published: March 10 2017

Ferrari have ended winter testing as the fastest team on all four compounds, yet their final session was hampered after Kimi Raikkonen broke down on track.

The Finn, who set tongues wagging on Friday morning after becoming the first driver to break into the 1:18s barrier at the Circuit de Catalunya, was deep into a race simulation programme before his stoppage prompted the red flags to wave.

The SF70H did emerge again, though, with 15 minutes remaining and Ferrari will be heading to Australia as the fastest team on each compound, on paper at least:

Supersofts: Kimi Raikkonen, Day Eight, 1:18.634

Ultrasofts: Sebastian Vettel, Day Seven, 1:19.024

Softs: Kimi Raikkonen, Day Eight, 1:19.267

Mediums: Sebastian Vettel, Day Three, 1:21.609

Red Bull's Max Verstappen finished the day in P2, but the RB13 spent a lot of time in the garage once again because of a turbo issue.

Junior team Toro Rosso completed the top three, with Carlos Sainz Jr racking up over a century of laps in the process.

Mercedes duo Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton finished P4 and P5 respectively as the W08 surpassed the 5,000km mark within the final hour of testing.

Elsewhere, Fernando Alonso, who suffered two more breakdowns in the MCL32, finished with a 1:21.389 – the Spaniard's best of the test – albeit on supersofts.

There was very sad news away from the track, with the legendary John Surtees – the only person to win world titles on both two and four wheels – passing away at the age of 83.

 

Final Day Timesheet:
1) Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, 110 laps, supersoft tyres, 1:18.634
2) Max Verstappen, Red Bull, 71 laps, supersoft tyres, 1:19.438
3) Carlos Sainz, Toro Rosso, 132 laps, ultrasoft tyres, 1:19.837
4) Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, 53 laps, supersoft tyres, 1:19.845
5) Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, 54 laps, ultrasoft tyres, 1:19.850
6) Nico Hulkenberg, Renault, 45 laps, ultrasoft tyres, 1:19.885
7) Sergio Perez, Force India, 128 laps, ultrasoft tyres, 1:20.116
8) Jolyon Palmer, Renault, 43 laps, supersoft tyres 1:20.205
9) Lance Stroll, Williams, 132 laps, soft tyres, 1:20.335
10) Romain Grosjean, Haas, 76 laps, ultrasoft tyres, 1:21.110
11) Fernando Alonso, McLaren, 43 laps, ultrasoft tyres, 1:21.389
12) Marcus Ericsson, Sauber, 59 laps, 1:21.670
13) Pascal Wehrlein, Sauber, 42 laps, 1:24.940

Fastest Winter Testing lap by each driver

Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, Day Eight, Supersofts, 1:18.634

Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, Day Eight, Ultrasofts, 1:19.024

Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, Day Six, Supersofts, 1:19.310

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Day Seven, Ultrasofts, 1:19.352

Felipe Massa, Williams, Day Six, Ultrasofts, 1:19.420

Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Day Eight, Supersofts, 1:19.438

Carlo Sainz, Toro Rosso, Day Eight, Ultrasofts, 1:19.837

Nico Hulkenberg, Renault, Day Eight, Ultrasofts, 1:19.885

Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, Day Five, Ultrasofts, 1:19.900

Sergio Perez, Force India, Day Eight, Ultrasofts, 1:20.116

Esteban Ocon, Force India, Day Seven, Ultrasofts, 1:20.161

Jolyon Palmer, Renault, Day Eight, Ultrasofts, 1:20.205

Lance Stroll, WilliamsDay Eight, Softs, 1:20.335

Daniil Kvyat, Toro Rosso, Day Seven, Supersofts, 1:20.416

Kevin Magnussen, Haas, Day Seven, Supersofts, 1:20.863

Romain Grosjean, Haas, Day Eight, Ultrasofts, 1:21.110

Stoffel Vandoorne, McLaren, Day Seven, Ultrasofts, 1:21.348

Fernando Alonso, McLaren, Day Eight, Ultrasofts, 1:21.389

Marcus Ericsson, Sauber, Day Eight, Supersofts, 1:21.670

Pascal Wehrlein, Sauber, Day Seven, Ultrasofts, 1:22.347

Antonio Giovinazzi, Sauber, Day Four, Ultrasofts, 1:22.401

Alfonso Celis, Force India, Day Three, Ultrasofts, 1:23.568