Video: Hamilton 2016 v Raikkonen 2017

Date published: March 12 2017

Side-by-side footage has been released by Formula1.com to compare Kimi Raikkonen's fastest lap in testing with Lewis Hamilton's pole lap last year in Barcelona.

Hamilton's second flying lap at the Circuit de Catalunya last year produced a time of 1:22:000 dead – enough for him to secure what was his 50th pole of his career.

His effort, though, pales in comparison to Raikkonen's 1:18:634 – which was set on the final day of 2017 Winter Testing – and shows just how big of an impact the new aerodynamic rules will have on the upcoming season.

The grip through the corners is one of the major standouts of the Finn's lap, and the fact that it was not exactly squeaky clean shows that there was certainly more pace for the SF70H to burn.