(© Ben Johnston 2015)
Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team’s Lewis Hamilton ended the morning session of day 1 at the Barcelona Circuit de Catalunya in first place. The reigning world champion completed 48 laps with a fastest time of 1m 24.881s ending the session just ahead of Williams Martini Racing Team’s Felipe Massa in the FW37 with a 1m 25.763.
The Brazilian has completed 29 laps so far in the FW37 ending the morning just ahead of Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s Daniil Kvyat who recovered from a stoppage in the early stages of the morning to record the third fastest time. The Russian set a 1m 25.947s and had the second highest number of laps this morning having completed 45.
The Lotus F1 Team’s Romain Grosjean was fourth fastest in the E23 Hybrid with a time of 1m 27.079s. The Frenchman completed 33 laps and was 2.198s behind Lewis Hamilton.
The Sauber F1 Team’s Marcus Ericsson was fifth fastest in the C34 with a 1m 27.802s. Scuderia Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen was sixth fastest in the SF15-T with a 1m 27.813s. The Finn completed 28 laps and ended the session just ahead of Scuderia Toro Rosso’s Carlos Sainz Jnr who completed 34 laps with a fastest time of 1m 27.866s.
McLaren Honda’s Jenson Button completed installation laps in the MP4-30 having left the McLaren garage shortly after 9.30 and has set a time of 1m 31.479s having completed just seven laps so far today.
The team’s senior management team of Ron Dennis, Jonathan Neale and Eric Boullier are all in attendance at the Barcelona Circuit de Catalunya today.
© Ben Johnston 2015