Sebastian Vettel set the fastest time during Pirelli’s two-day test at Paul Ricard which was focused on developing new wet-weather compounds.
Vettel took over from team mate Kimi Raikkonen on the second day of testing at the track which last held the French Grand Prix in 1990. Ferrari were one of three teams testing along with McLaren and Red Bull.
Stoffel Vandoorne was the only driver to complete both days of running. Daniel Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat shared driving duties for Red Bull. Between them the three teams covered over 600 laps totalling more than 2,300 kilometres as Pirelli worked on its full wet tyre compound.
The test was conducted ‘blind’ with no markings on the development tyres so the teams would not know which versions of the rubber they were using. Paul Ricard’s track sprinklers were used to simulate various different water levels.
Pirelli said the cool temperatures of around 11C were “not ideally representative” but it was able to collect useful data.
|Daniil Kvyat||Red Bull||1’06.833||113||Tuesday|
|Stoffel Vandoorne||McLaren||1’07.758||214||Monday and Tuesday|
|Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull||108.713||99||Monday|
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