F1 winter testing: Barcelona I days 2–4

Romain Grosjean, Lotus E23, Barcelona

Lotus can leave the first Barcelona test with bragging rights after Romain Grosjean (1:24.067) set the fastest time of the week overnight. He comfortably outpaced Nico Rosberg (1:24.321) and Daniil Kvyat (1:24.941).

On Saturday Lotus was again the team on top, this time in the hands of Pastor Maldonado (1:24.348), who was also quickest on day 1 in Barcelona. Young punk Max Verstappen (1:24.739) showed the Toro Rosso day care centre that he’s got genuine pace, with a gap over one second back to Lewis Hamilton (1:26.076).

Meanwhile, Daniel Ricciardo (1:24.574) set the best lap on Friday, narrowly edging out the Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen (1:24.584). A touch further back was Felipe Massa (1:24.672).

A full list of times and total laps covered by each driver from the previous three days of testing can be seen below.

Unofficial testing times from Barcelona I (Day 4):

  1. Romain Grosjean, Lotus – 1:24.067 (111 laps)
  2. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes – 1:24.321 (131 laps)
  3. Daniil Kvyat, Red Bull – 1:24.941 (104 laps)
  4. Felipe Nasr, Sauber – 1:24.956 (73 laps)
  5. Valtteri Bottas, Williams – 1:25.345 (129 laps)
  6. Carlos Sainz Jr, Toro Rosso – 1:25.604 (88 laps)
  7. Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari – 1:26.312 (76 laps)
  8. Nico Hulkenberg, Force India – 1:26.591 (36 laps)
  9. Fernando Alonso, McLaren – 1:27.956 (20 laps)

 

Pastor Maldonado, Lotus E23, Barcelona

Unofficial testing times from Barcelona I (Day 3):

  1. Pastor Maldonado, Lotus – 1:24.348 (104 laps)
  2. Max Verstappen, Toro Rosso – 1:24.739 (129 laps)
  3. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes – 1:26.076 (101 laps)
  4. Marcus Ericsson, Sauber – 1:26.340 (53 laps)
  5. Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari – 1:26.407 (105 laps)
  6. Daniil Kvyat, Red Bull – 1:26.589s (111 laps)
  7. Felipe Massa, Williams – 1:1m 26.912 (5 laps)
  8. Pascal Wehrlein, Force India – 1:27.333 (81 laps)
  9. Valtteri Bottas, Williams – 1:27.556 (49 laps)
  10. Jenson Button, McLaren – 1:29.151 (24 laps)

 

Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull RB11, Barcelona

Unofficial testing times from Barcelona I (Day 2):

  1. Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull – 1:24.574 (143 laps)
  2. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari – 1:24.584 (90 laps)
  3. Felipe Massa, Williams – 1:24.672 (88 laps)
  4. Sergio Perez, Force India – 1:24.702 (121 laps)
  5. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes – 1:24.923 (89 laps)
  6. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes – 1:25.556 (66 laps)
  7. Fernando Alonso, McLaren – 1:25.961 (59 laps)
  8. Jolyon Palmer, Lotus – 1:26.280 (77 laps)
  9. Marcus Ericsson, Sauber – 1:27.334 (113 laps)
  10. Carlos Sainz Jr, Toro Rosso – 1:28.945 (100 laps)

[Source: Formula1.com]