Day 1 of test: Mercedes and Ferrari intimidate, Honda was bitter the day-to-Alonso


The winter seems to have gone by the team Mercedes, that in less than four hours completed a total distance of Grand Prix, allowing us to even make batches of more than fifteen laps in the first day.

however, it was Sebastian Vettel who set the fastest time of the morning with a Ferrari SF70-H that also proved to be a tone above the 50 laps with no mechanical problem whatsoever.

can’t say the same for Fernando Alonso, which, following the corresponding turn of setup, saw as there was a leak of oil in the new propeller from Honda which will be left inside the garage for the rest of the morning. For his part, Daniel Ricciardo caused the first red flag of the preseason, the failure of a sensor on the gearbox that kept him from rolling later with normal.


In terms of the technical developments, we were able to watch as the Williams FW40 and the Haas VT-17 incorporating ailerons of small size similar to the T-Wing Mercedes at the ends of its fins, of shark, thus starting the traditional development of the single-seaters typical of the pre-season.

The afternoon session will begin at 14:00 and ends at 18:00 hours peninsulares.

Posición Piloto Equipo Tiempo Neumático Vueltas
Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:22.791 Medio 62
Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:23.169 Blando 79
Sergio Pérez Force India 1:23.709 Blando 39
Felipe Massa Williams 1:25.552 Medio 39
Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1:25.562 Medio 18
Nico Hülkenberg Renault 1:26.319 Medio 22
Kevin Magnussen Haas F1 1:26.404 Medio 15
Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:26.865 Medio 32
Daniel Ricciardo Network Bull 1:28.712 Medio 4
10º Fernando Alonso McLaren Without tiempo Medio 1
11º Lewis Hamilton Mercedes