Formula 1

Barcelona F1 testing: Magnussen fastest for Haas on second morning

Haas driver Kevin Magnussen topped the second morning of Formula 1 testing at Barcelona, lapping just 0.081 seconds faster than Ferrari’s Antonio Fuoco.

Magnussen posted his time of 1m18.101s 90 minutes before the end of the morning’s running using the C3 Pirellis, which were allocated as the softs for last weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix.

Fuoco set his fastest time on the same tyre compound during a brief spell of running between the first two of a flurry of red flags in the final hour – one caused by Daniel Ticktum’s Red Bull stopping near Turn 10 (below) and the other by the Williams of Nicholas Latifi parking near the pit exit.

Alex Albon took over the Toro Rosso from Daniil Kvyat for day two, jumping up to third place with a quick lap during the two minutes of running between the final red flag, caused by Mercedes driver Nikita Mazepin spinning at Turn 11, and the end of the session.

Alfa Romeo’s Kimi Raikkonen also used C3s to set the fourth fastest time, just under half-a-second off Magnussen.

Charles Leclerc switched to Ferrari’s Pirelli test car for the second day of running, ending up fifth fastest using unmarked test rubber.

That put him just ahead of Latifi, who set his best time shortly before stopping. Mazepin had his first outing in the 2019 Mercedes, although he has been conducting a private test programme in a 2017 version.

He set the seventh-fastest time on C3s, 1.045s off the pace, before his spin. Jack Aitken was eighth fastest on his return to action for Renault, focusing on the white-banded C2 rubber, outpacing McLaren’s Oliver Turvey by 0.028s.

Ticktum was 10th and did not run during the final hour of the session after the car stopped on track – the second Red Bull-triggered red flag in this test.

Lance Stroll was 11th fastest in the Pirelli test Racing Point, 0.028s faster than team-mate and simulator driver Nico Yelloly.

Wednesday morning times

Pos Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1 Kevin Magnussen Haas/Ferrari 1m18.101ss 1m18.101s 46
2 Antonio Fuoco Ferrari 1m18.182ss 0.081s 60
3 Alexander Albon Toro Rosso/Honda 1m18.263ss 0.162s 42
4 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo/Ferrari 1m18.578ss 0.477s 47
5 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1m18.666ss 0.565s 73
6 Nicholas Latifi Williams/Mercedes 1m18.915ss 0.814s 51
7 Nikita Mazepin Mercedes 1m19.146ss 1.045s 82
8 Jack Aitken Renault 1m20.684ss 2.583s 42
9 Oliver Turvey McLaren/Renault 1m20.712ss 2.611s 52
10 Dan Ticktum Red Bull/Honda 1m20.883ss 2.782s 45
11 Lance Stroll Racing Point/Mercedes 1m21.196ss 3.095s 53
12 Nick Yelloly Racing Point/Mercedes 1m21.224ss 3.123s 20

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