Hello and welcome to the second week of test drives in the new Formula One year. After the snowy and rainy start last week, it will be much better weather in Barcelona on Tuesday and the coming days, so that the ten teams of the premier class hope for much more knowledge from the training rides. sport.de accompanies the Barcelona tests as usual in the live blog.
+++ lap times after just under two hours +++
By the way, this looks like in live timing after about two hours.
1. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) 1: 20.596 minutes
2. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) 1: 20.653
3. Pierre Gasly (Toro Rosso) 1: 20.973
4. Max Verstappen (Red Bull) 1: 21.325
5. Kevin Magnussen (Haas) 1: 21.829
6. Sergio Pérez (Force India) 1: 23.548
7. Sergey Sirotkin (Williams) 1: 23.869
8. Stoffel Vandoorne (McLaren) 1: 24,773
9. Marcus Ericsson (Sauber) 1: 30.712
10. Nico Hulkenberg (Renault) 1: 31.524
+++ Verstappen again on data capture +++
Mad Max is back on the slopes. But not for fast lap times. Rather, the Holland star should once again go to data collection and collect information on aerodymanics and air turbulence on the vehicle.
+++ Update to Vandoorne +++
Technical problems with the McLaren, as if we had missed it … So just the English team has confirmed that Stoffel Vandoornes technical defect was an electronic failure. The collected data of the Belgian during the first hour were thus for the ton. But at least: It will probably continue soon with the oranges.
+++ Hulkenberg on the way +++
And since the last news is already outdated again. Nico Hülkenberg in the Renault has just driven his first timed lap. The Emmericher drove by far not a full throttle and took on the straights still out speed, but at least … His first time is 1: 31.524 minutes, which means first place ninth.
+++ Hulk, Magnussen and Ericsson still without time +++
We still lack timed laps from the Renault, Haas and Sauber pilots. But we can assume that these three teams will send out their riders for longer than in and out laps.
+++ Vettel sets first top time – Verstappen slower +++
In the meantime Sebastian Vettel has unscrewed his measuring grid in the Ferrari and ventured back onto the piste with new soft tires. He currently drives a longer stint under racing conditions, has been the best time so far a 1: 20.653 to book. He is only just behind Bottas, further increases not excluded. Even Max Verstappen in the Red Bull is now closing, just drove eight tenths of a second slower.
+++ Is Magnussen still sleeping? +++
Kevin Magnussen has not done much except for one installation round. The Haas man leaves himself time, his team apparently wants to test in warmer asphalt temperatures. The Dane is in the driver’s world yes as highly controversial. Magnussen himself likes his reputation as Bad Boy, as he emphasized recently.
+++ On we go – traffic lights back to green +++
After the short break, it continues. It is also interesting this morning that the teams are following very different strategies this morning. We have already seen the yellow-marked soft tires today, as well as the gray medium tires, the purple Ultra Soft tires and the red Super Soft. Praise to Pirelli: So far, the tire compounds have left a very good impression on the test drives, there were no major problems with the tires in the last week.
+++ What’s up with the MCL33? +++
The colleagues from “motorsport-magazin.com” have captured the Vandoorne scene. The young Belgian looks pretty baffled. Let’s hope that there is no serious problem with his vehicle and that it will continue soon.
+++ Problems with the McLaren – Red Flag +++
The training is interrupted. Stoffel Vandoorne has come to a stop on the start-finish line and is blocking the road. For safety reasons, the training is interrupted for a short time.
+++ Round table in the morning +++
Here once in black and white, who has collected the most diligence points so far.
Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes): 21 laps
Max Verstappen (Red Bull): 11
Sergey Sirotkin (Williams): 9
Sergio Perez (Force India): 8
Pierre Gasly (Toro Rosso): 5
Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari): 3
Marcus Ericsson (Sauber): 3
Nico Hulkenberg (Renault): 2
Stoffel Vandoorne (McLaren): 1
Kevin Magnussen (Haas): 1
+++ spies in red +++
The Mercedes garage is not only under constant observation by the journalists and live bloggers present. On top of the terrace, two lapwings of the Scuderia Ferrari have positioned themselves directly above the area of the Silver to catch a glimpse of the competition.