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Mercedes driver Bottas fastest in F1 testing in Barcelona

Mercedes driver Bottas fastest in F1 testing in Barcelona

News 16 May 2018, 22:40 IST

Mercedes driver Bottas fastest in F1 testing in Barcelona


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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas had the fastest lap at the ultimate day of Formula One testing in Barcelona on Wednesday.

Bottas had a time of one minute, 16.904 seconds on the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, simply forward of Ferrari reserve driver Antonio Giovinazzi.

McLaren’s younger reserve driver Lando Norris used to be 3rd fastest.

Bottas’ time used to be the fastest ever in testing at Barcelona, even though it used to be about 8 tents of a 2d slower than the observe file set by means of teammate Lewis Hamilton in qualifying for final weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix.

Giovinazzi ran 148 laps on Wednesday, the many of the 13 drivers who made it to the observe.

Kevin Magnussen of Haas, Charles Leclerc of Sauber and Pierre Gasly of Toro Rosso additionally took phase, with maximum different groups the usage of junior and construction drivers.

Williams used reserve driver Robert Kubica, who on the weekend used to be again in an legit F1 consultation for the primary time since virtually dropping his hand in a rally coincidence in 2011.

Max Verstappen had the fastest time with Red Bull at the first day of testing on Tuesday, clocking 1: 17.538.

The subsequent F1 race is in Monaco on May 27.

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