A troubled start to the vintertesten for the Haas team and Romain Grosjean ended with a somewhat more productive afternoon.
the Frenchman ran on a set of softdæk tredjehurtigste time, surpassed only by Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel also on the soft, while mclaren's Carlos Sainz put the andenhurtigste time on a softer tyre.
On the morning Grosjean in the stand out on the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya because of a problem with the pressure in the brændstofstilførsel. Overtime to be worked in the garage meant that he managed only 18 laps before lunch and was parked there for too long over dinner.
however, It was a total of 65 laps on the first testdag.
Just reliability and many kilometers is it important at this early stage.
the Times should not put too much in. In order to use Red Bull's team boss Christian Horners words:
the Car running reliably. The driver is working with its engineers. The lap times? You can just as well turn off the screens with the times for the first few days. If I were you I would hold back with the big headlines of the coming days. We are focusing on our test programme, and here at 16.30 on the first testdag, are we satisfied with what we've seen, said Horner, whose team are running with the Honda engine for the first time.
the Ferrari was fastest on the first testdag. Photo: Jan Sommer
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F1-vintertest - day a
Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) 1.18,161 minutes -- 169 laps
Carlos Sainz (McLaren) 1.18,558 minutes - 119 laps
Romain Grosjean (Haas) 1.19,159 minutes - 65 laps
Max Verstappen (Red Bull) 1.19,426 minutes - 128 laps
Kimi Räikkönen (Alfa Romeo) 1.19,462 minutes - 114 laps
Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso) 1.19,464 minutes - 77 laps
Sergio Perez (Racing Points) 19.944 minutes - 30 laps
Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) 1.20,127 minutes - 69 laps
Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) 1.20,135 minutes - 81 laps
Nico Hülkenberg (Renault) 1.20,980 minutes - 65 laps
Daniel Ricciardo (Renault) 1.20,983 minutes - 44 laps
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