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Kimi Raikkonen leads Barcelona Formula 1 testing for Ferrari

Raikkonen, Ferrari, testing

Kimi Raikkonen led the second day of Formula 1 pre-season testing at Barcelona, putting Ferrari just 0.023 seconds clear of Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes.

Using soft compound tyres, Raikkonen set a best time of 1m20.960s just over an hour into Tuesday afternoon's running - narrowly bettering Hamilton's session-topping morning effort of 1m20.983s, which was set using super-softs.

Hamilton's effort was still good enough to finish the day second overall, with Valtteri Bottas taking over driving duties for Mercedes for the afternoon.

The Finnish driver's prime focus was on completing a race simulation, his best lap of 1m22.986s only ending up seventh on the leaderboard.

Despite a lurid sideways moment at Turn 9, Bottas managed to rack up 102 laps in the W08, running with the double T-wing trialled this morning by Hamilton for much of the afternoon.

That left Mercedes with a combined total of 168 laps for the day.

Max Verstappen gave Red Bull the third best time of the day, a 1m22.600s, on soft tyres, four thousandths ahead of the Haas of Kevin Magnussen, running on super-softs.

On his second full day of running, Magnussen completed a total of 119 laps, with Raikkonen the only other man to break into three figures with 108 laps on the board.

Kevin Magnussen, Haas, Barcelona F1 test 2017

Esteban Ocon was fifth for Force India on super-softs, ahead of Daniil Kvyat's Toro Rosso on softs, Bottas and the Renault of Jolyon Palmer, which completed 53 laps after managing just an installation lap in the morning.

Antonio Giovinazzi, who was ninth fastest, also managed to log 67 laps in the Sauber after an engine problem robbed him of much of the morning session.

Besides Lance Stroll, who sat out the afternoon after his spin during the morning session caused damage Williams needed extra parts to repair, the slowest man of the day was McLaren's Stoffel Vandoorne.

The Belgian made his first on-track appearance of the afternoon with just over two hours to go, after McLaren spent the best part of five hours replacing the MCL32's power unit, but only managed a further 11 laps on top of the 29 he did in the morning.

Vandoorne's best time was a 1m25.600s, set on soft tyres, which left him 4.640s off the pace.


1Kimi RaikkonenFerrari1m20.960s-108
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes1m20.983s0.023s66
3Max VerstappenRed Bull/Renault1m22.200s1.240s89
4Kevin MagnussenHaas/Ferrari1m22.204s1.244s118
5Esteban OconForce India/Mercedes1m22.509s1.549s86
6Daniil KvyatToro Rosso/Renault1m22.956s1.996s68
7Valtteri BottasMercedes1m22.986s2.026s102
8Jolyon PalmerRenault1m24.139s3.179s53
9Antonio GiovinazziSauber/Ferrari1m24.617s3.657s67
10Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren/Honda1m25.600s4.640s40
11Lance StrollWilliams/Mercedes1m26.040s5.080s12

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