The sixth day of the tests in Barcelona began with two clear objectives for the Spanish riders: to accumulate the maximum possible amount of kilometers after the poor filming of the previous week by various mechanical problems related to their respective thruster units. Despite this, both McLaren as Toro Rosso started with calm this morning, but picking up pace gradually and without a break in importance.
on the other hand Max Verstappen was the first driver to set a reference time with the soft compound Pirelli, while Kimi Räikkönen started the morning without calling attention and with many entrances and exits of the pit with a huge number of sensors on the rear of the SF70-H, in addition to spending almost two hours in the box com a result of a verification of the systems of your car.
Kimi Raikkonen’s Ferrari is sporting some interesting sensors this morning… #F1 pic.twitter.com/vbig8DaSL5
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after eleven and a half in the morning, both Valtteri Bottas Felipe Massa decided to squeeze something more in their respective cars, marking initially the brazilian with a time of 1:20.244 was soon eclipsed by the sensational 1:19.310 with superblandos that, so far, is the best time of the six days of test disputed. It is obvious that these cars have enough capacity to get down to 1:18, but little by little the teams are going down time to flirt with the limits. And so he proved Felipe Massa less than an hour of the break of noon, staying less than two tenths of the record of Bottas although, yes, with the compound ultrablando.
In the absence of 30 minutes to the end of the day, morning, Fernando Alonso was over its work programme and the mechanics of McLaren started to work on the MCL32 for a new change of engine, though for reasons desconocidad up to the moment. Carlos Sainz, however, rushed time with STR12 to closely resemble the half a hundred laps completed and improve your time up to be placed in the sixth place provisional, which later came back to snatch Sergio Perez.
|4th||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||1:20.432||Soft||34|
|6th||Sergio Perez||Force India||1:21.297||Superblando||49|
|7th||Carlos Sainz||Toro Rosso||1:21.872||Soft||43|
Times updated at 13:00h.