Sunday, 1 March 2015

Bottas ends final morning in Barcelona in P1

(© Ben Johnston 2015)

Williams Martini Racing Team’s Valtteri Bottas ended the final morning of winter testing top of the time-sheets with a fastest time of 1m 23.063s on a set of the Pirelli Super Soft tyre ending the morning session 0.406s ahead of Scuderia Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel.

The Finn completed 45 laps. Sebastian Vettel took over running the SF15-T from Kimi Raikkonen for the final day of testing completing 52 laps this morning with a fastest time of 1m 23.469s.
The Sauber F1 Team’s Felipe Nasr was third fastest for the Swiss based outfit. 

The Brazilian completed 72 laps, ending the morning session with a time of 1m 24.023s, Nasr ended the session just ahead of the Sahara Force India F1 Team’s Sergio ‘Checco’ Perez who is behind the wheel of the new VJM08 for the first time today.

The Mexican set a fastest time of 1m 25.113s completing 54 laps. Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team’s Nico Rosberg was 5th fastest with a time of 1m 25.186s having completed 69 laps.

Scuderia Toro Rosso’s Max Verstappen was 6th fastest for the Italian team with a fastest time of 1m 26.267s completing 49 laps.

Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo finished the session in 7th place with a 1m 26.587s. The Australian completed just 10 laps. The Lotus F1 Team’s Pastor Maldonado finished the session in 8th place having completed 35 laps with a fastest time of 1m 28. 272s.

McLaren Honda’s Jenson Button missed the majority of the session as the team worked on the car and he has completed just two laps so far with no time set.

© Ben Johnston 2015

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