Barcelona Test 2 – Day 3 Results

Formula One Testing, Barcelona

Report:

Circuit: Montmelò circuit – 4.655 km
Driver: Kimi Raikkonen
Car: Ferrari SF15-T
Weather: Air temperature 10/17°C, track temperature 10/30°C. Sunny.
Laps/Km completed: 136/633
Fastest time: 1:23.276
Tyres used: Soft, Medium.
Programme: aerodynamic test, set up and race simulation.

Kimi Raikkonen: “Overall it hasn’t been a bad test since we covered a race distance today. Now we wait to go to Melbourne to see how we stand compared to the others. I wish to thank the Team for the work it has done during the winter”.

James Allison: “We’ve got a lot of laps under our belt in this winter testing; but until you actually go out and do the laps for a race, one after the other, and not stopping except to change tyres, you really can’t claim that you’re ready to go to Melbourne and do it for real. So we’re happy to get our first race distance of the winter done, happy to have achieved at the first attempt, and with the reliability that we showed. So I’m pleased with the testing we did over the last two days, which shows clearly that the car works as we expected. Winter testing in Europe always asks slightly different questions from the car than you get when you’re in Bahrain: but it doesn’t turn night into day. Most of what the car really is is revealed here as much as on the other Grand Prix circuits during the year. And I think what we see is a well-mannered car, so we expect these characteristics to be broadly carried over to the other races”.

Final times:

Pos Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m23.022s 76
2 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m23.262s 0.240s 102
3 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m23.276s 0.254s 136
4 Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso/Renault 1m24.191s 1.169s 132
5 Romain Grosjean Lotus/Mercedes 1m24.200s 1.178s 116
6 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m24.477s 1.455s 123
7 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1m24.939s 1.917s 158
8 Kevin Magnussen McLaren/Honda 1m25.225s 2.203s 39
9 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m25.742s 2.720s 128

Today, Kimi Raikkonen took over from Sebastian Vettel at the wheel of the SF15-T. The team’s programme focused mainly on further aero and set-up testing, while the plan for this afternoon is to run the car in race configuration. An electrical problem, combined with some pre-planned work, required a long stop in the garage (ferrari.com).

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One response

  1. Leonardo

    He did put in more laps that Hamilton and Massa in the Merc-powered units without any glitches.

    But I do think Merc will dominate yet again for the first 4 or 5 races before Europe. And yet again, they will be far and away in front in terms of points by Europe. But what’s interesting is that Kimi’s lap times were not far off Hamilton’s.

    Perhaps he had something else on his mind… Like Robin? 🙂

    Like

    March 2, 2015 at 12:46 pm

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