Barcelona Test, Day 2

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel ends Day 2 of Pre-Season Testing quickest as rain continues to hamper teams.


Vettel on top with Bottas close behind

Mercedes Valterri Bottas set the pace in the morning session as cool temperatures disrupted running. The Finn was closely followed by the McLaren of Stoffel Vandoorne and the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel.

Toro Rosso’s Pierre Gasly and Sauber’s Charles Leclerc got their hands on the 2018 cars with both managing 31 and 38 laps each.

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen was the only driver not to set a timed lap due to a fuel leak.

After the lunch-break, Vettel assumed control at the top of the time-sheets and ended up just 2 laps short of 100 laps. Bottas dropped to 2nd and got to within 3 tenths of Vettel’s 1:19:673.

After solving the fuel leak, Verstappen was finally able to get some proper running in the car. Verstappen recovered a spin to log 67 laps and to 4th on the time-sheets.

After managing 28 laps in the morning session, Vandoorne and McLaren would be hit by an Exhaust issue which limited the Belgian to just 37 laps for the whole day.

It was another good end to the day for Toro Rosso as Gasly would complete 82 laps and to 6th quickest.

Williams split driving duties between Sergey Sirotkin and reserve driver Robert Kubica with Kubica ahead of Sirotkin in 7th and 8th. Both would complete 100 laps for Williams.

Day 2 Time-sheet

  1. Sebastian VettelFerrari – 1:19:673 – 98 Laps
  2. Valterri BottasMercedes – 1:19:976 – 94 Laps
  3. Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren – 1:20:325 – 37 Laps
  4. Max VerstappenRed Bull – 1:20:326 – 67 Laps
  5. Carlos SainzRenault – 1:21:212 – 65 Laps
  6. Pierre GaslyToro Rosso – 1:21:318 – 82 Laps
  7. Robert KubicaWilliams – 1:21:495 – 48 Laps
  8. Sergey SirotkinWilliams – 1:21:822 – 52 Laps
  9. Esteban OconForce India – 1:21:841 – 79 Laps
  10. Charles LeclercSauber – 1:22:721 – 81 Laps
  11. Kevin MagnussenHaas – 1:22:727 – 36 Laps

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