there were Several teams who took advantage of the first day of test for test new parts or to analyze with more precision the latest developments introduced in the recent Large Awards. In addition, Pirelli initiated the development of the tires of 2017, with Mercedes in 2014 in the hands of Pascal Wehrlein.
Alonso, at the front in the morning
drivers present at Silverstone took advantage of the dry asphalt
in the morning to mark the best times of the day. And, in that
the most seasoned was Fernando Alonso, who established a
record 1:31.290 with the compound superblando
, time that we
would have placed sixth in the grill of the recently disputed
Grand Prix of Great Britain.
But the purpose of the test is always very far away from
to get the best time, going to be the primary evaluate new
parts and be able to do in-depth monitoring of the concept
aerodynamic of the car, as well as the management of the
The Spanish completed the first half of the day without
could continue to analyze the new endplates spoiler
that we already saw in free practice of the Grand Prix of Austria, but that will not be re-used in the absence of further
Another of the teams that drew more attention was Toro Rosso,
Carlos Sainz on board, he tested a cover engine to the jacks
air modified. Their senior team,
Red Bull, took to the track with the
second version of the HALO
developed by Ferrari and its pilot,
Pierre Gasly, dressed up with glasses to record the vision of the
pilot with such a protective element.
Both they and the rest of the teams used during the entire
morning various sensors for measuring the flow behavior
aerodynamic, the deformation of certain elements of the
single-seater or the dynamics and degradation of the tyres.
The rain, the protagonist of the evening
After the recess for lunch, the rain appeared in the circuit and, after a few minutes during which the teams were prepared to vary their program, the activity on the track again with the Ferrari of Charles Leclerc coming out of the pit to the 38 minutes of the session was reconvened. In any case, the most active were the most experienced pilots: Fernando Alonso and Carlos Sainz that, with the rain falling incessantly, they had to opt finally for using the extreme wet tyres.
The first red flag of the day came at the stroke of five in the afternoon, when a piece of wood fell to the track. Was immediately withdrawn, and Fernando Alonso (intermediate tyres), Pierre Gasly and Esteban Ocon came out of the pits to continue with its programme of work.
the rest of the day was spent with the pilots performing more aerodynamic testing, batches with medium or long on intermediate tyres, and between drizzle and mist, Fernando Alonso was the driver more active -with the permission of Esteban Ocon – on a day that exceeded by far the 100 laps and shot without any kind of inconvenience mechanic.
|1||Fernando Alonso||14||McLaren||01′ 31″290||0||105|
|2||Esteban Ocon||24||Mercedes||01′ 32″833||+1.543||123|
|3||Alex Lynn||41||Williams||01′ 34″433||+3.143||54|
|4||Charles Leclerc||32||Ferrari||01′ 34″446||+3.156||18|
|5||Nikita Mazepin||34||Force India||01′ 34″521||+3.231||35|
|6||Carlos Sainz||55||Toro Rosso||01′ 34″643||+3.353||91|
|7||Santino Ferrucci||51||Haas F1 Team||01′ 34″866||+3,576 unique||55|
|8||Pascal Wehrlein||23||Mercedes||01′ 34″982||+3.692||48|
|9||Rio Haryanto||88||Manor F1||01′ 35″631||+4.341||57|
|10||Sergey Sirotkin||46||Renault||01′ 36″575||+5.285||48|
|11||Pierre Gasly||15||Red Bull||01′ 43″891||+12.601||52|