On this second day of wintertesting in Barcelona, again 11 drivers where doing a lot of laps on the Catalunya circuit in Spain.
Today the weather conditions where the same as yesterday, 17°C and partly clouded with a humidity of 72%. The track temperature was also between 13/28°C.
Kimi Raikkonen’s Lotus E21 had some gearbox problems and because of this only drove 43 laps. He did drove some decent lap times using the medium compound Pirelli tyres and was 3rd quickest.
lot of cars where using flow-vis on there cars to see if their wind tunnel data is telling teams the same info as in the real world.
Sebastian Vettel had some car trouble and has to stop the car at the end of the pit lane after a pit stop. Because of this trouble, Red Bull’s Barcelona testday 2 stop 45 minutes early.
Lewis Hamilton who has been running comparison runs of the W04 exhaust configurations drove an impressive 121 laps (563 km) on the hard tyre compound today.
This second day ended with the McLaren of Sergio Perez as fastest ahead of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen. The proof of McLaren build a quick car was shown today. Sergio Perez was only 0,178 s slower than the official lap record of 2008.
The fastest lap times on the second day of Barcelona F1 wintertesting are:
|Pos||F1 Driver||F1 Team||Lap Time||Laps||Compound|
|1||Sergio Pérez||McLaren||1:21.848 min||97||soft|
|2||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull||1:22.197 min||84||soft|
|3||Kimi Räikkönen||Lotus||1:22.697 min||43||medium|
|4||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes||1:22.726 min||121||hard|
|5||Fernando Alonso||Ferrari||1:23.247 min||76||medium|
|6||Valtteri Bottas||Williams||1:23.561 min||98||soft|
|7||Daniel Ricciardo||Toro Rosso||1:23.718 min||70||medium|
|8||Paul di Resta||Force India||1:23.971 min||62||medium|
|9||Nico Hülkenberg||Sauber||1:24.205 min||88||medium|
|10||Max Chilton||Marussia||1:25.115 min||67|
|11||Charles Pic||Caterham||1:26.243 min||102|
The circuit de Catalunya lap record is set on 1:21.670 min by Kimi Raikkonen in a Ferrari F2008 back in 2008 Spanish F1 GP.