Ferrari has theoretically the best time in the second test in Barcelona, which is obtained by summing the best sectors of their drivers, and in the three sectors of the tracks in Barcelona three different teams set the fastest times.
CIRCUIT DE BARCELONA – CATALUNYA
BEST SECTOR TIMES – SECTOR 1
The times in the first sector depend a lot on the speed on the main straight and the speed in the first two turns, and the Turn 3 is easy full throttle for all cars with low fuel.
Racing Point and Alpha Tauri are fastest, suggesting less fuel than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull.
Mercedes and Ferrari used less aggressive engine settings and were only 8th and 10th.
BEST SECTOR TIMES – SECTOR 2
The second sector consists of a medium speed Turn 4, a slow Turn 5 and a medium speed S-combination of Turns 7 and 8 and a fast Turn 9, all of which pass at more than 250 km/h, followed by a shorter straight section where everyone reaches more than 300 km/h.
The top three teams posted the best times here, with only 0.033 seconds between them.
BEST SECTOR TIMES – SECTOR 3
The third sector is by far the slowest and consists of a very slow Turn 10, a slightly faster Turn 11 that has a much longer duration and an extremely slow last chicane (Turns 14 and 15) followed by a full throttle through Turn 16 and a main straight.
Mercedes, as it did last year, showed the best performance in slow turns and was the only one to dip below 26 seconds, but Ferrari was faster than with last year SF90 and clocked the second fastest time 26.015.
Renault was third ahead of the Red Bull, but this is probably due to slightly less fuel onboard.
Racing Point wasn’t quick in the third sector, the slowest being Haas and Williams.
IDEAL LAPTIMES – TEST 2