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Pirelli Barcelona Test May 2019


By Courtesy of Pirelli
May 16 2019

 
 Pirelli Barcelona Test May 2019
 
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MARIO ISOLA - HEAD OF F1 AND CAR RACING
“This was an important two days, as it was the final in-season official test of the year. From now on, the only other tests during the season are private Pirelli tests to assess future tyres: focussing on next year’s 13-inch tyres until the summer, then exclusively on 18-inch tyres from September onwards. The teams conducted plenty of useful work in warm conditions here in Barcelona, with track temperatures generally in excess of 40 degrees centigrade during each afternoon. As usual they had the full range of 2019 compounds available, and even though Barcelona favours the harder end of the tyre spectrum, we also saw some teams testing the softer compounds in preparation for Monaco and Canada, which are up next – probably to see how they work with the latest car upgrades. All the teams followed their individual programmes – using young drivers as well as established race drivers, as required by the regulations – with Ferrari and Racing Point additionally providing a second car for us to assess 2020 prototype tyres; many thanks to them for their availability. These were ‘blind’ tests, so that the teams and drivers did not know what they were testing, in order to provide a level playing field. We collected plenty of data in representative conditions: this now gives us a lot of numbers to analyse back in the office over the coming days and weeks as we continue to define next year’s tyre specification.”

 
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BEST TIMES AND COMPOUNDS
OVERALL – MAY 14-15
DRIVER		TEAM	     TIME		COMPOUND
Bottas		Mercedes     1m15.511s (Day 1)	C5
Mazepin		Mercedes     1m15.775s (Day 2)	C5
Leclerc		Ferrari	     1m16.933s (Day 1)	(C2)
Albon		Toro Rosso   1m17.079s (Day 2)	(C4)
Fuoco		Ferrari	     1m17.284s (Day 2)	(C4)
Raikkonen	Alfa Romeo   1m17.393s (Day 2)	C5
Aitken		Renault	     1m17.621s (Day 2)	(C4)
Kvyat		Toro Rosso   1m17.679s (Day 1)	(C4)
Hulkenberg	Renault	     1m18.051s (Day 1)	(C3)
Magnussen	Haas	     1m18.101s (Day 2)	(C3)
Gasly		Red Bull     1m18.140s (Day 1)	(C3)
Yelloly		Racing Point 1m18.212s (Day 2)	C5
Sainz		McLaren	     1m18.263s (Day 1)	(C2)
Fittipaldi	Haas	     1m18.326s (Day 1)	PROTO
Norris		McLaren	     1m18.567s (Day 1)	(C3)
Latifi		Williams     1m18.573s (Day 2)	C5
Ticktum		Red Bull     1m19.458s (Day 2)	(C3)
Ilott		Alfa Romeo   1m19.819s (Day 1)	(C2)
Turvey		McLaren	     1m20.712s (Day 2)	(C3)
Sette Camara	McLaren	     1m21.565s (Day 2)	(C2)

DAY 1 – MAY 14
DRIVER		TEAM	    	TIME		COMPOUND
Bottas		Mercedes	1m15.511s	C5
Leclerc		Ferrari		1m16.933s	(C2)
Kvyat		Toro Rosso	1m17.679s	(C4)
Hulkenberg	Renault		1m18.051s	(C3)
Gasly		Red Bull	1m18.140s	(C3)
Sainz		McLaren		1m18.263s	(C2)
Fittipaldi	Haas		1m18.326s	PROTO
Yelloly		Racing Point	1m18.361s	C5
Norris		McLaren		1m18.567s	(C3)
Ilott		Alfa Romeo	1m19.819s	(C2)
Latifi		Williams	1m20.670s	(C2)

DAY 2 – MAY 15
DRIVER		TEAM		TIME	COMPOUND
Mazepin		Mercedes	1m15.775s	C5
Albon		Toro Rosso	1m17.079s	(C4)
Fuoco		Ferrari		1m17.284s	(C4)
Raikkonen	Alfa Romeo	1m17.393s	C5
Aitken		Renault		1m17.621s	(C4)
Magnussen	Haas		1m18.101s	(C3)
Yelloly		Racing Point	1m18.212s	C5
Latifi		Williams	1m18.573s	C5
Ticktum		Red Bull	1m19.458s	(C3)
Turvey		McLaren		1m20.712s	(C3)
Sette Camara	McLaren		1m21.565s	(C2)
 
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