Scuderia Ferrari continues preparations ahead of the 2017 Formula 1 season, with the second pre-season testing session taking place this week at the Catalunya Circuit in Barcelona. Sebastian Vettel started the session on Tuesday when he completed 162 laps and managed a personal best time of 1:19.906 on the Soft compound, very close to Felipe Massa’s 1:19.726 which was set on the Supersoft tyre.
Kimi Raikkonen returns to the track on Wednesday, as the Italian team continues to further gather important data in order to take full advantage of the new Formula 1 rules and regulations.
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18:00 There are five cars currently on track, Verstappen, Hamilton, Perez, Sainz and Grosjean.
17:49 Romain Grosjean has completed 70 laps for Haas.
17:42 Stroll has hit forty laps with ninety minutes left in today’s session.
17:35 Palmer’s quickest time is currently a 1:26.523.
17:29 Here is Max Verstappen’s times on the soft tyre: 1:25.5, 1:25.5, 1:25.4, 1:25.3, 1:25.3, 1:25.4, 1:25.4, 1:25.7, 1:25.6 and 1:26.1.
17:22 Palmer back in the RS17 and on track for the first time today.
17:18 The Ferrari car is back in the pits after that Turn Three crash, but tt would be a surprise to see Kimi back out again today.
17:05 Green flag! Testing resumes, but for Ferrari it may be difficult to return to the track.
17:00 Marshals on the scene to dig the Ferrari car out of the gravel.
16:55 Red flag! Kimi has gone across the gravel and into the barriers. Not a big hit, but there could be some damage to the front wing.
16:51 Hamilton’s lap times from a run on the Soft compound: 1:20.8, 1:47.7, 1:21.4, 1:22.8, 1:22.6, 1:22.9, 1:23.2, 1:22.9, 1:23.4, 1:23.3 and 1:23.5.
16:46 Fernando Alonso (McLaren) is out for the first time in the afternoon session.
16:42 Mercedes are the first team today to break the 100 lap barrier.
16:36 Marcus Ericsson, Lance Stroll and Sergio Perez have all joined Lewis Hamilton on track.
16:32 Only Hamilton on the track.
16:17 Lance Stroll has returned to the pits after setting 26 laps.
16:05 A short visit to the pits and then its back to the track for Kimi, as the Scuderia Ferrari driver hopes to make up for a lack of running during the morning.
15:55 Kimi is back in action, with the Medium tyre.
15:53 Stroll moves up to tenth with a lap of 1:22.510, using the Soft tyres.
15:47 Sainz jr and Stroll are the only drivers out for the moment.
15:34 Sergio Perez is back out on track.
15:30 Hamilton is on supersoft tyres and puts down a lap of 1:22.033.
15:25 Lewis Hamilton is also out on the track.
15:20 Lance Stroll is ready for his first Test Two outing in the FW40.
15:18 Four driver changes for the afternoon session, here they are:
Williams – Lance Stroll
Mercedes – Lewis Hamilton
Renault – Jolyon Palmer
Sauber – Marcus Ericsson
15:00 Green flag! The afternoon session begins in Barcelona.
14:00 That’s it for the morning session! Testing resumes in one hour.
13:55 Bottas, Hulkenberg, Raikkonen Sainz and Grosjean are the five drivers on track as we head towards lunch, here in Barcelona.
13:47 Hulkenberg, Perez and Wehrlein currently on the track.
13:40 And Kimi also continues to improve his morning in the Ferrari. On the softs, the Finn lowers his personal best to 1:20.406.
13:38 Bottas sets a 1:19:355, coming very close to his quickest time today.
13:28 Kimi Raikkonen has settled in fourth place behind Max Verstappen with a 1:20.472 on the soft tyres.
13:06 Kimi is back on track after that two-hour wait!
13:00 No news from Ferrari on why Kimi Raikkonen’s car remains in the pits, with only 15 laps completed so far.
12:58 An improvement for Perez, who sets a 1:23.674.
12:52 A 1:20.181 from Felipe Massa on soft tyres.
12:49 Massa and Perez on the track. Only 15 laps for Kimi so far.
12:41 A 1:19.310 from Valtteri Bottas. It’s the quickest time of testing so far and was set on supersofts
12:33 Fernando Alonso has finally put down a serious time, a 1:23.210 on the soft compound.
12:25 Nico Hulkenberg, running on supersofts, is now second quickest with a lap of 1:21.213
12:03 Romain Grosjean, Nico Hulkenberg and Felipe Massa are currently circling the track
11:55 A 1:20.516 from Verstappen on soft tyres takes the Red Bull to P1.
11:50 Verstappen, Sainz jr and Hulkenberg currently on the track.
11:42 Sainz improves to a 1:23.683.
11:36 1:21.849 from the Red Bull of Max Verstappen. Second fastest – and on medium tyres
11:28 Improvements for Grosjean, his best time now a 1:25.067irst lap of the day up, a 1:28.400 on the medium compound.
11:18 Romain Grosjean gets his first lap of the day up, a 1:28.400 on the medium compound.
11:14 Max Verstappen is back in the pits after a run on the medium compound, with the lap times: 1:23.1, 1:22.3, 1:24.2, 1:22.1 and 1:22.3.
11:07 Carlos Sainz has been out for an exploratory lap in his Toro Rosso, while Sergio Perez slots into sixth as he starts in the 1:24s.
11:01 Kimi, Verstappen and Perez are now on the circuit.
10:55 Kimi gets a timed lap down, a 1:23.686
10:48 Massa jumps to third, with a lap time of 1:22.816. Hulkenberg also gets his first lap down, a 1:25.389.
10:39 Wehrlein and Grosjean are currently on the track.
10:34 Fernando Alonso gets on the time sheets, yet for now it is a rather slow 1:35.717.
10:30 Eight laps into his day and Max Verstappen is into the 1:22s.
10:24 Kimi now on the track with a large aero rake attached to the back of the car.
10:22 The Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen meanders out of the pit lane now for its first lap of the morning.
10:13 Bottas sets a lap time of 1:21.229.
10:08 Bottas and Massa are currently on the track.
10:00 We are underway here in Barcelona!
09:55 Today’s line-ups
Ferrari – Kimi Raikkonen
Mercedes – Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas
Red Bull Racing – Max Verstappen
Force India – Sergio Pérez
Williams – Felipe Massa & Lance Stroll
McLaren – Fernando Alonso
Toro Rosso – Carlos Sainz
Haas – Romain Grosjean
Renault – Jolyon Palmer & Nico Hülkenberg
Sauber – Pascal Wehrlein & Marcus Ericsson