Vettel tops first day of testing at Barcelona

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F1 Test, Barcelona, Circuit de Catalunyaes

The times at the top of the leaderboard haven't changed since noon, meaning that Sebastian Vettel ends the first day of testing on top. The German completed 69 laps and proved nearly half a second faster than reigning World Champion Lewis Hamilton.

Just like in last year's tests, Mercedes proved extremely reliable and active as of the start of testing. Testimony to that is Hamilton's 156 completed laps, equalling Nico Rosberg's record set last year.

No team really had a dreadful day, even though some cars were unseen for several hours to make corrections and fix issues. Haas for instance completed just 8 laps before noon, and was only again seen late in the afternoon to end the day with 31 laps in total, faster still than Renault's Jolyon Palmer.


105Sebastian VettelFerrari1'24"939-69
244Lewis HamiltonMercedes1'25"409+00"470156
303Daniel RicciardoRed Bull1'26"044+01"10587
477Valtteri BottasWilliams1'26"091+01"15280
534Alfonso CelisForce India1'26"298+01"35958
622Jenson ButtonMcLaren1'26"735+01"79684
755Carlos SainzToro Rosso1'27"180+02"24155
809Marcus EricssonSauber1'27"555+02"61688
994Pascal WehrleinManor1'28"292+03"35354
1008Romain GrosjeanHaas1'28"399+03"46031
1130Jolyon PalmerRenault1'29"356+04"41737