Valtteri Bottas headed both the times sheets and the lap counts as the second day of in-season testing concluded at the Bahrain International Circuit.
His W08 covered 143 laps – two-and-a-half race distances at the Bahrain International Circuit – despite stopping on-track at one point during the session.
Sebastian Vettel was the busiest driver of the entire test. Having spent until 9pm the previous night testing for Pirelli he was back in the Ferrari today as part of the team’s regular testing programme.
Red Bull’s Pierre Gasly and Renault’s Sergey Sirotkin were among the test driver getting their first taste of 2017-specification Formula One machinery. Former McLaren tester Gary Paffett made his return to testing duties for the first time in four years, with Williams.
McLaren enjoyed a more productive day with Stoffel Vandoorne logging 81 laps at the wheel of his MCL32.
The cars will next be in action at Sochi on Friday next week when practice begins for the Russian Grand Prix. The next in-season test will be held at the Circuit de Catalunya on May 15-16th.
|Pos.||Car number||Driver||Team||Model||Best time||Gap||Laps|
|3||55||Carlos Sainz Jnr||Toro Rosso||STR12||1’31.884||0.604||68|
|6||31||Esteban Ocon||Force India||VJM10||1’32.142||0.862||60|
|7||26||Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso||STR12||1’32.213||0.933||61|
|10||15||Pierre Gasly||Red Bull||RB13||1’32.568||1.288||65|
|12||11||Sergio Perez||Force India||VJM10||1’35.015||3.735||70|
2017 F1 season
- Hamilton’s chance to hit back and four more Russian GP talking points
- 2017 Russian Grand Prix track preview
- Track tests planned for ‘Shield’ head protection to replace ‘Halo’ for 2018
- F1 to reinstate standing starts after red flags
- FIA proposes new rules to limit ‘shark fin’ and ‘T wing’ designs