F1 winter testing: Barcelona II

Nico Rosberg, Mercedes AMG W06

Formula 1 pre-season testing is all done and the post-rationalising from the teams telling us what a great job they were able to do is well underway. As the saying goes, when the flag drops the bullshit stops and we’ve got less than two weeks until the Australian Grand Prix.

After the break is a list of times for the final four days of testing in Barcelona. Mercedes AMG and Williams shared the spoils with their drivers setting the fastest times across the week.

Nico Rosberg claims the title of fastest man in pre-season with his 1:22.792 lap on day two, a full 1.2 seconds faster than his nearest challenger on the day.

It’s no surprise, then, that reigning constructors’ champions Mercedes AMG look to be the team to beat once again this season.

Felipe Massa, Williams FW37

Unofficial testing times from Barcelona II (Day 1):

  1. Felipe Massa, Williams – 1:23.500 (103 laps)
  2. Marcus Ericsson, Sauber – 1:24.276 (122 laps)
  3. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes – 1:24.881 (48 laps)
  4. Daniil Kvyat, Red Bull – 1:25.947 (75 laps)
  5. Romain Grosjean, Lotus – 1:26.177 (75 laps)
  6. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari – 1:26.327 (80 laps)
  7. Carlos Sainz Jr, Toro Rosso – 1:26.962 (86 laps)
  8. Jenson Button, McLaren – 1:31.479 (7 laps)

Nico Rosberg, Mercedes AMG W06

Unofficial testing times from Barcelona II (Day 2):

  1. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes – 1:22.792 (106 laps)
  2. Valtteri Bottas, Williams – 1:23.995 (90 laps)
  3. Felipe Nasr, Sauber – 1:24.071 (141 laps)
  4. Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari – 1:25.339 (143 laps)
  5. Jenson Button, McLaren – 1:25.590 (101 laps)
  6. Pastor Maldonado, Lotus – 1:26.705 (140 laps)
  7. Max Verstappen, Toro Rosso – 1:26.766 (139 laps)
  8. Daniil Kvyat, Red Bull – 1:26.965 (84 laps)
  9. Nico Hulkenberg, Force India – 1:28.412 (77 laps)

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG W06

Unofficial testing times from Barcelona II (Day 3):

  1. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes – 1:23.022 (76 laps)
  2. Felipe Massa, Williams – 1:23.262 (102 laps)
  3. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari – 1:25.276 (136 laps)
  4. Carlos Sainz Jr, Toro Rosso – 1:24.191 (132 laps)
  5. Romain Grosjean, Lotus – 1:24.200 (116 laps)
  6. Marcus Ericsson, Sauber – 1:24.477 (123 laps)
  7. Nico Hulkenberg, Force India – 1:24.939 (158 laps)
  8. Kevin Magnussen, McLaren – 1:25.225 (39 laps)
  9. Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull – 1:25.742 (128 laps)

Valtteri Bottas, Williams FW37

Unofficial testing times from Barcelona II (Day 4):

  1. Valtteri Bottas, Williams – 1:23.063 (89 laps)
  2. Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari – 1:23.469 (129 laps)
  3. Felipe Nasr, Sauber – 1:24.023 (159 laps)
  4. Max Verstappen, Toro Rosso – 1:24.527 (85 laps)
  5. Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull – 1:24.638 (72 laps)
  6. Sergio Perez, Force India – 1:25.113 (130 laps)
  7. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes – 1:25.186 (148 laps)
  8. Jenson Button, McLaren – 1:25.327 (30 laps)
  9. Pastor Maldonado, Lotus – 1:28.272 (36 laps)

[Source: Formula1.com]