The results of the first two days of the pre-season tests of Formula 1February 20, 2019
On the first day, Sebastian Vettel kept the lead, driving more than all the circles. In the second, his new partner, Charles Leclaire, distinguished himself. The events on the track followed Motosport.
On Monday, February 18th, the tests for the 2019 Formula 1 season started. The best result showed the German Vettel, driving his fastest lap in 1: 18.161. In addition, on the track of Barcelona, he skated the largest number of laps – 169. Until the end of the day, no one was able to surpass his result. Max Verstappen and Kimi Raikkonen actively fought for the second place. The last two were constantly changing places, ahead of each other.
However, an hour before the completion of the tests, Carlos Sainz and Romain Grosjean joined in the fight, and in the end took the second (1: 18,558) and third places (1: 19,159), respectively. Verstappen is located on the fourth (19: 19,426), and Raikkonen on the fifth (1: 19,462).
The next six looks like this: 6 – Daniel Kvyat (1: 19,464), 7 – Sergio Perez (1: 19,944), 8 – Valtteri Bottas (1: 20,127), 9 – Lewis Hamilton (1: 20,135), 10 – Niko Hulkenberg (1: 20,980), 11 – Daniel Riccardo (1: 20,983). Thus, the team “Renault” and “Mercedes” in full showed the worst results for the day.
February 19, as in the case of Vettel the day before, Charles Leclaire in the first half of Tuesday showed the best result, which until the end of the day so no one could beat. The fastest lap he drove for 1: 18,247. And he also drove more than all the circles – 157.
Before the Frenchman tried to get Lando Norris, literally in the last minute passed the best lap for 1: 18,553 and took second place. Partner Grozhana Kevin Magnussen also took third place (1: 19,206), so that the first team remained unchanged. And an hour and a half before the end of the races, Magnussen had problems with the seat and test driver Pilot Fittipaldi replaced him on the track (1: 21.849 – took 12th place). Fourth and fifth places behind Alex Elbon (1: 19,301) and Antonio Giovinazzi (1: 19,312).
Next, the racers are as follows: 6 – Valtteri Bottas (1: 19,535). 7 – Pierre Gasli (1: 19,814), 8 – Nico Hulkenberg (1: 19,837), 9 – Daniel Riccardo – (1: 19,886), 10 – Lewis Hamilton (1: 19,928), 11 – Lance Stroll (1: 20,433) . Note that in the course of the second day, the first accident occurred on the tests – Extinguished at turn 12, lost control, his car turned around and crashed into a bump stop. The back of the car was hit hard, so the pilot did not show up on the track until the end of the day.
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