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Pirelli review Barcelona Test Week Two

By Courtesy of Pirelli
March 12 2017

 
 Pirelli review Barcelona Test Week Two
 
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Pre-season testing has now concluded, with all the teams taking part in the second four-day session this week and completing plenty of running. The fastest time of the latest session (and the whole test) was 1m18.634s, set on the final morning by Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen, using the P Zero Red supersoft tyre.
Unlike last week, there was no wet session during the second four-day test, meaning that the teams concentrated exclusively on the slick tyres from start to finish.

Mario Isola, Head of Car Racing: “During the eight days of pre-season testing, we’ve fulfilled most of the objectives that we had targeted. This week we confirmed the results of last week’s test, particularly with regard to the fast recovery of the tyres if they overheat, which was a particular wish of the drivers for the 2017 compounds. Compared to the general work we saw last week these last four days were more geared towards performance and race simulation in preparation for the season ahead. While the cars are yet to perform at their maximum potential, we saw the fastest-ever lap of Barcelona in the circuit’s current configuration this week, beating last year’s pole by more than three seconds and the 2015 pole by more than six seconds. The target of being five seconds faster than the 2015 times in Barcelona was already met last week and now that benchmark has been lowered further. Considering that many of the best times were set on compounds that are not particularly suited to Barcelona, and that the cars are sure to evolve rapidly over the course of the season, this indicates the phenomenal potential performance of the new generation of Formula 1, which we can say produces the fastest cars that the sport has ever seen.”

 
BEST TIMES DAY 5
Driver 	    Team	Compound	Lap Time
Massa	    Williams	SUPERSOFT	01:19,726
Ricciardo   Red Bull	ULTRASOFT	01:19,900
Vettel      Ferrari	SOFT		01:19,906
Hamilton    Mercedes	SOFT		01:20,456
Bottas	    Mercedes	SOFT		01:20,924
Ocon	    Force India	SUPERSOFT	01:21,347
Hulkenberg  Renault	SOFT		01:21,589
Magnussen   Haas	SOFT		01:21,676
Kvyat	    Toro Rosso	SUPERSOFT	01:21,743
Vandoorne   McLaren	SOFT		01:22,537
Wehrlein    Sauber	SOFT		01:23,336
Ericsson    Sauber	SOFT		01:23,630
Palmer	    Renault	SOFT		01:24,790

BEST TIMES DAY 6
Driver	    Team	Compound	Lap Time
Bottas	    Mercedes	SUPERSOFT	01:19,310
Massa	    Williams	ULTRASOFT	01:19,420
Raikkonen   Ferrari	SOFT		01:20,406
Verstappen  Red Bull	SOFT		01:20,432
Stroll	    Williams	SUPERSOFT	01:20,579
Hamilton    Mercedes	SOFT		01:20,702
Hulkenberg  Renault	SUPERSOFT	01:21,213
Perez	    Force India	SUPERSOFT	01:21,297
Sainz J	    Toro Rosso	SOFT		01:21,872
Grosjean    Haas	ULTRASOFT	01:21,887
Wehrlein    Sauber	SOFT		01:23,000
Alonso	    McLaren	SOFT		01:23,041
Ericsson    Sauber	SOFT		01:23,384
Palmer	    Renault	SOFT		01:24,774

BEST TIMES DAY 7
Driver	    Team	Compound	Lap Time
Vettel	    Ferrari	ULTRASOFT	01:19,024
Hamilton    Mercedes	ULTRASOFT	01:19,352
Ocon	    Force India	ULTRASOFT	01:20,161
Kvyat	    Toro Rosso	SUPERSOFT	01:20,416
Magnussen   Haas	ULTRASOFT	01:20,504
Ricciardo   Red Bull	SOFT		01:20,824
Vandoorne   McLaren	ULTRASOFT	01:21,348
Bottas      Mercedes	SOFT		01:21,819
Wehrlein    Sauber	ULTRASOFT	01:22,347
Palmer	    Renault	SOFT		01:22,418
Ericsson    Sauber	SOFT		01:23,330
Massa	    Williams	MEDIUM		01:24,443
Stroll	    Williams	MEDIUM		01:24,863

BEST TIMES DAY 8
Driver	    Team	Compound	Lap Time
Raikkonen   Ferrari	SUPERSOFT	01:18,634
Verstappen  Red Bull	SUPERSOFT	01:19,438
Sainz J	    Toro Rosso	ULTRASOFT	01:19,837
Bottas	    Mercedes	SUPERSOFT	01:19,845
Hamilton    Mercedes	ULTRASOFT	01:19,850
Hulkenberg  Renault	ULTRASOFT	01:19,885
Perez	    Force India	ULTRASOFT	01:20,116
Palmer	    Renault	ULTRASOFT	01:20,205
Stroll	    Williams	SOFT		01:20,335
Grosjean    Haas	ULTRASOFT	01:21,110
Alonso	    McLaren	ULTRASOFT	01:21,389
Ericsson    Sauber	ULTRASOFT	01:21,670
Wehrlein    Sauber	SOFT		01:23,527


BEST TIMES - OVERALL TEST 2 
Driver 	    Team 	Compound 	Lap Time  Test Day
Raikkonen   Ferrari	SUPERSOFT	01:18,634 DAY 8
Vettel	    Ferrari	ULTRASOFT	01:19,024 DAY 7
Bottas	    Mercedes	SUPERSOFT	01:19,310 DAY 6
Hamilton    Mercedes	ULTRASOFT	01:19,352 DAY 7
Massa	    Williams	ULTRASOFT	01:19,420 DAY 6
Verstappen  Red Bull	SUPERSOFT	01:19,438 DAY 8
Sainz J	    Toro Rosso	ULTRASOFT	01:19,837 DAY 8
Hulkenberg  Renault	ULTRASOFT	01:19,885 DAY 8
Ricciardo   Red Bull	ULTRASOFT	01:19,900 DAY 5
Perez	    Force India	ULTRASOFT	01:20,116 DAY 8
Ocon	    Force India	ULTRASOFT	01:20,161 DAY 7
Palmer	    Renault	ULTRASOFT	01:20,205 DAY 8
Stroll	    Williams	SOFT		01:20,335 DAY 8
Kvyat	    Toro Rosso	SUPERSOFT	01:20,416 DAY 7
Magnussen   Haas	ULTRASOFT	01:20,504 DAY 7
Grosjean    Haas	ULTRASOFT	01:21,110 DAY 8
Vandoorne   McLaren	ULTRASOFT	01:21,348 DAY 7
Alonso	    McLaren	ULTRASOFT	01:21,389 DAY 8

BEST TIMES - OVERALL TEST 1 - 2 
Driver 	    Team 	Compound 	Lap Time   Test Day
Raikkonen   Ferrari	SUPERSOFT	01:18,634 DAY 8
Vettel	    Ferrari	ULTRASOFT	01:19,024 DAY 7
Bottas	    Mercedes	SUPERSOFT	01:19,310 DAY 6
Hamilton    Mercedes	ULTRASOFT	01:19,352 DAY 7
Massa	    Williams	ULTRASOFT	01:19,420 DAY 6
Verstappen  Red Bull	SUPERSOFT	01:19,438 DAY 8
Sainz J	    Toro Rosso	ULTRASOFT	01:19,837 DAY 8
Hulkenberg  Renault	ULTRASOFT	01:19,885 DAY 8
Ricciardo   Red Bull	ULTRASOFT	01:19,900 DAY 5
Perez	    Force India	ULTRASOFT	01:20,116 DAY 8
Ocon	    Force India	ULTRASOFT	01:20,161 DAY 7
Palmer	    Renault	ULTRASOFT	01:20,205 DAY 8
Stroll	    Williams	SOFT		01:20,335 DAY 8
Kvyat	    Toro Rosso	SUPERSOFT	01:20,416 DAY 7
Magnussen   Haas	ULTRASOFT	01:20,504 DAY 7
Grosjean    Haas	ULTRASOFT	01:21,110 DAY 8
Vandoorne   McLaren	ULTRASOFT	01:21,348 DAY 7
Alonso	    McLaren	ULTRASOFT	01:21,389 DAY 8
Ericsson    Sauber	ULTRASOFT	01:21,670 DAY 8
Wehrlein    Sauber	ULTRASOFT	01:22,347 DAY 7
Giovinazzi  Sauber	ULTRASOFT	01:22,401 DAY 4
Celis	    Force India	ULTRASOFT	01:23,568 DAY 3
Ericsson    Sauber	ULTRASOFT	01:21,670 DAY 8
Wehrlein    Sauber	ULTRASOFT	01:22,347 DAY 7
 

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