Mercedes had fitted their W04 F1 car with the latest developed items today. Lewis Hamilton gave it his best and was the quickest combination today. He was more then a second faster then the official lap record set by Kimi Raikkonen in 2008. Mercedes made quite an impression today, after they showed their competitors that the Mercedes W04 was more than 2 seconds faster then earlier this week.
Second fastest was the Ferrari F138 with driver Felipe Massa behind the wheel. Ferrari also made much progress and Masas managed to drive the fastest lap for Ferrari this winter testing today. Fernando Alonso’s fastest time was set on the 3rd day of practice at Catalunya circuit. His fastest lap time was 1:21.875. Massa drove 0.609 s faster then his Spanish teammate.
3rd fastest was F1 comeback driver Sutil in the Force India VJM06. Also showed a lot of speed and kept the two Williams driver behind him.
Position 4 to 8 where all in 1 second and very close…
Fastest lap times on the 7th day of Barcelona F1 wintertesting:
|1||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes||1:20.558 min||117||Soft|
|2||Felipe Massa||Ferrari||1:21.266 min||94||Super Soft|
|3||Adrian Sutil||Force India||1:21.627 min||109||Soft|
|4||Pastor Maldonado||Williams||1:22.305 min||34||Soft|
|5||Valtteri Bottas||Williams||1:22.468 min||31||Super Soft|
|6||Esteban Gutierrez||Sauber||1:22.553 min||99||Soft|
|7||Mark Webber||Red Bull||1:22.658 min||59||Soft|
|8||Sergio Pérez||McLaren||1:22.694 min||101||Super Soft|
|9||Jean-Eric Vergne||Toro Rosso||1:23.223 min||114||Soft|
|10||Romain Grosjean||Lotus F1||1:23.380 min||46||Soft|
|11||Jules Bianchi||Marussia||1:24.028 min||74||Super Soft|
|12||Giedo van der Garde||Caterham||1:24.235 min||126||Super Soft|