Barcelona Test – Day 1 Times and Comments

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The first day of the in-season Barcelona test ended with Williams Reserve Driver Nicholas Latifi at the bottom of the timesheets with a best time of 1:20.670 and 134 laps under his belt.

  • Driver: Nicholas Latifi
  • Chassis / Engine: FW42-02 / Mercedes-AMG F1 M10 EQ Power+
  • Location: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Spain
  • Weather: Warm and dry
  • Temperatures (min-max): Air 14-22ºC / Track 27-47ºC


PosDriverTeamBest TimeTotal Laps
1V. BottasMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport1:15.511131
2C. LeclercScuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow1:16.933132
3D. KvyatRed Bull Toro Rosso1:17.679121
4N. HulkenbergRenault F1 Team1:18.05168
5P. GaslyAston Martin Red Bull Racing1:18.140118
6C. SainzMcLaren F1 Team1:18.26364
7P. FittipaldiRich Energy Haas F1 Team1:18.326103
8N. YellolySportPesa Racing Point F1 Team1:18.361111
9S. Vettel (P)Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow1:18.425133
10L. NorrisMcLaren F1 Team1:18.56744
11S. Perez (P)SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team1:19.719118
12C. IlottAlfa Romeo Racing1:19.81941
13N. LatifiROKiT Williams Racing1:20.670134


Dave Robson, Senior Race Engineer: “Picking up where he left off in Bahrain, and following some more very strong results in F2, Nicholas drove extremely well all day today. This allowed us to complete almost all the tests that we had planned. Over 134 laps, we completed a series of test programmes as we evaluated some new components and began some preparation for Monaco. Today we used mostly the C2 tyre compound, which was the Option tyre at the race weekend. Tomorrow we will use a more varied range of tyre compounds as we continue our test programme and complete Nicholas’s preparations ahead of his upcoming FP1 outings in Canada and France.”

Nicholas Latifi: “It was a productive day and we completed the greatest number of laps. The sessions ran smoothly, and we were able to get through our programme, despite the few red flag interruptions. Days like these are important for me to ensure that I am comfortable in the FW42 and understand what it is capable of ahead of my upcoming FP1 outings. I look forward to getting back in the car tomorrow for further testing in Barcelona.”

Testing continues tomorrow with Nicholas Latifi again behind the wheel of the FW42.

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