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Pirelli Barcelona Test Week One

By Courtesy of Pirelli
February 22 2019

 
 Pirelli Barcelona Test Week One
 
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MARIO ISOLA - HEAD OF F1 AND CAR RACING
“It’s still early days, but so far the tyres seem to be performing largely as we expected, with a performance gap of around 0.6 to 0.7 seconds between each compound. In more detail, it’s something around 0.6 seconds between C2 and C3 so far, and roughly the same gap between C3 and C4, which were the most used tyres in this session. Due to the cool conditions this week, there was a bit of graining as expected, which should disappear when temperatures become warmer during the actual season. As far as testing goes, there are many variables that need to be taken into account when it comes to making comparisons with previous years here. There are new 2019 regulations with different aerodynamics and heavier cars, and we’ve also noted that the track surface in Barcelona has matured since last year, becoming more abrasive and offering more mechanical grip. Having said that, we’ve seen a very impressive level of reliability and performance from the cars so far, helped by generally favourable weather. As usual, the emphasis during the first test tends to be on reliability and validation: next week we should see the teams focus more on performance and explore the full capabilities of the 2019 P Zero Formula 1 range.”

 
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BEST TIMES AND COMPOUNDS
OVERALL – FEBRUARY 18–21
DRIVER	    TEAM	 TIME			COMPOUND
Hulkenberg  Renault	 1m17.393s (Day 4)	(C5)
Albon	    Toro Rosso	 1m17.637s (Day 4)	(C5)
Kvyat	    Toro Rosso	 1m17.704s (Day 3)	(C5)
Raikkonen   Alfa Romeo	 1m17.762s (Day 3)	(C5)
Ricciardo   Renault	 1m17.785s (Day 4)	(C5)
Bottas	    Mercedes	 1m17.857s (Day 4)	(C5)
Hamilton    Mercedes	 1m17.977s (Day 4)	(C4)
Leclerc	    Ferrari	 1m18.046s (Day 4)	(C3)
Vettel	    Ferrari	 1m18.161s (Day 1)	(C3)
Norris	    McLaren	 1m18.431s (Day 4)	(C4)
Giovinazzi  Alfa Romeo	 1m18.511s (Day 4)	(C3)
Sainz	    McLaren	 1m18.558s (Day 1)	(C4)
Grosjean    Haas	 1m18.563s (Day 4)	(C3)
Magnussen   Haas	 1m18.720s (Day 4)	(C3)
Gasly	    Red Bull	 1m18.780s (Day 4)	(C3)
Verstappen  Red Bull	 1m18.787s (Day 3)	(C3)
Fittipaldi  Haas	 1m19.249s (Day 3)	(C4)
Stroll	    Racing Point 1m19.664s (Day 4)	(C2)
Perez	    Racing Point 1m19.944s (Day 1)	(C3)
Russell	    Williams	 1m20.997s (Day 4)	(C3)
Kubica	    Williams	 1m21.542s (Day 4)	(C2)

DAY 1 – FEBRUARY 18
DRIVER	   TEAM		 TIME		COMPOUND
Vettel	   Ferrari	 1m18.161s	(C3)
Sainz	   McLaren	 1m18.558s 	(C4)
Grosjean   Haas		 1m19.159s 	(C3)
Verstappen Red Bull	 1m19.426s 	(C3)
Raikkonen  Alfa Romeo	 1m19.462s 	(C3)
Kvyat 	   Toro Rosso	 1m19.464s 	(C4)
Perez	   Racing Point	 1m19.944s	(C3)
Bottas	   Mercedes	 1m20.127s	(C2)
Hamilton   Mercedes	 1m20.135s	(C2)
Hulkenberg Renault	 1m20.980s	(C2)
Ricciardo  Renault	 1m20.983s	(C2)

DAY 2 – FEBRUARY 19
DRIVER	   TEAM		 TIME		COMPOUND
Leclerc	   Ferrari	 1m18.247s	(C3)
Norris	   McLaren	 1m18.553s	(C4)
Magnussen  Haas		 1m19.206s	(C3)
Albon	   Toro Rosso	 1m19.301s	(C4)
Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo	 1m19.312s	(C4)
Bottas	   Mercedes	 1m19.535s	(C3)
Gasly	   Red Bull	 1m19.814s	(C3)
Hulkenberg Renault	 1m19.837s	(C3)
Ricciardo  Renault	 1m19.886s	(C3)
Hamilton   Mercedes	 1m19.928s	(C3)
Stroll	   Racing Point	 1m20.433s	(C3)
Fittipaldi Haas		 1m21.849s	(C3)

DAY 3 – FEBRUARY 20
DRIVER	   TEAM		 TIME		COMPOUND
Kvyat	   Toro Rosso	 1m17.704s	(C5)
Raikkonen  Alfa Romeo	 1m17.762s	(C5)
Ricciardo  Renault	 1m18.164s	(C4)
Vettel	   Ferrari	 1m18.350s	(C3)
Verstappen Red Bull	 1m18.787s	(C3)
Hulkenberg Renault	 1m18.800s	(C4)
Grosjean   Haas		 1m19.060s	(C3)
Fittipaldi Haas		 1m19.249s	(C4)
Sainz	   McLaren	 1m19.354s	(C3)
Perez	   Racing Point	 1m20.102s	(C3)
Bottas	   Mercedes	 1m20.693s	(C3)
Hamilton   Mercedes	 1m20.818s	PROTO
Russell	   Williams	 1m25.625s	(C3)

DAY 4 – FEBRUARY 21
DRIVER	   TEAM		TIME		COMPOUND
Hulkenberg Renault	1m17.393s	(C5)
Albon	   Toro Rosso	1m17.637s	(C5)
Ricciardo  Renault	1m17.785s	(C5)
Bottas	   Mercedes	1m17.857s	(C5)
Hamilton   Mercedes	1m17.977s	(C4)
Leclerc	   Ferrari	1m18.046s	(C3)
Norris	   McLaren	1m18.431s	(C4)
Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo	1m18.511s	(C3)
Grosjean   Haas		1m18.563s	(C3)
Magnussen  Haas		1m18.720s	(C3)
Gasly	   Red Bull	1m18.780s	(C3)
Stroll	   Racing Point	1m19.664s	(C2)
Russell	   Williams	1m20.997s	(C3)
Kubica	   Williams	1m21.542s	(C2)

2020 TYRE DEVELOPMENT TEST CALENDAR
CIRCUIT		DATE	    SLICK/WET TEAM(S)
Bahrain		April 2-3   Slick     Toro Rosso – McLaren
Barcelona	May 14-15   Slick     Ferrari – Racing Point
Paul Ricard	May 28-29   Wet	      Ferrari – Red Bull)
Spielberg	July 2-3    Slick     Alfa Romeo
Silverstone	July 16-17  Slick     Red Bull – Williams
Paul Ricard	Sept. 10-11 Slick     Mercedes
 
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