Testupdate: Vettel smashes unofficial track record

Published on 08 Mar 2018 13:12
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Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel has smashed the unofficial track record at Circuit de Catalunya near Barcelona this morning. The German posted a 1:17.182 on the hypersoft compound. That's almost nine tenths faster than Daniel Ricciardo was yesterday.

It's been a productive day for all teams so far, no red flags yet. Kevin Magnussen is a surprising second, Nico Hülkenberg rounds out the top three. Mercedes and Red Bull Racing haven't done laps on the softest compounds though, but no doubt Vettel's time caught their attention.


08 March 2018 - Winter testing - Day 3
  Driver Team Time Difference #
1. DE Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:17.182 188
2. DK Kevin Magnussen Haas F1 1:18.360 +1.178 153
3. FR Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 1:18.363 +1.181 169
4. DE Nico Hülkenberg Renault 1:18.675 +1.493 79
5. ES Carlos Sainz jr Renault 1:18.725 +1.543 69
6. BE Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 1:18.855 +1.673 151
7. SE Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:19.244 +2.062 148
8. GB Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:19.296 +2.114 84
9. FI Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:19.532 +2.350 97
10. PL Robert Kubica Williams 1:19.629 +2.447 73
11. MX Sergio Perez Force India 1:19.634 +2.452 159
12. NL Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing 1:19.842 +2.660 187
13. CA Lance Stroll Williams 1:20.262 +3.080 67
 
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