Charles Leclerc set the fastest time on the second day of pre-season testing in Barcelona after Daniel Ricciardo was the fastest in the morning in McLaren – Pierre Gasly finished second fastest for AlphaTauri while Lewis Hamilton was the slowest for Mercedes.

Leclerc set his best lap 1:19.689 on C3 Pirelli tyres with 79 laps in total, which with Sainz’s 71 laps from the morning part of the day gives a very good 150 laps for Ferrari, with team also covering the most laps of all teams yesterday.

Gasly finished second fastest with as many as 147 laps, but set his best time on the second softest component of Pirelli tyres (C4) as well as Ricciardo in McLaren who on C4 tyres improved his morning time on the C3 compound by less than a tenth.

In the morning part of the day, Perez drove only 38 laps in a Red Bull RB18 that slowed at the exit from the Turn 12 and stopped with the his powe unit switched off on the way to the Turn 13 which caused a red flag 26 minutes before the lunch break.

The Mexican drove 40 laps in the afternoon and climbed to seventh place on the list of fastest times, but with almost two seconds behind the fastest Leclerc.

Mazepin caused the second red flag of the day when he stopped his Haas VF-22 in the Turn 9 due to a fuel pump malfunction – Russian finished eighth fastest, a tenth behind Perez, after returning to the track after the red flag period.

As a faster Mercedes driver, Russell finished in fourth place ahead of Sainz in Ferrari and Vettel in Aston Martin who is the last drivers to set his best time under 1m21s.

Albon was ninth fastest for Williams ahead of Zhou at Alfa Romeo, who played for the team for the first time, and the Chinese drove 71 laps in his first run in the new C43 and significantly improved Bottas’ contribution of just 21 laps in the morning.

Latifi finished 11th ahead of Stroll and Schumacher while Ocon was 14th fastest for Alpine with an impressive 125 laps, the third highest lap of the second day behind Gasly (147) and Ricciardo (126).

Former Mercedes team-mates Bottas and Hamilton finished in the last two places, and together they clocked only 61 laps, with both driving one half of the second day.

The last day of the test in Barcelona starts tomorrow at 09:00 (GMT+1).

DAY 2 RESULTS

1 Charles Leclerc Ferrari F1-75 C3 1:19.689 79
2 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri AT03 C4 1:19.918 147
3 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren MCL36 C4 1:20.288 126
4 George Russell Mercedes F1 W13 C3 1:20.537 66
5 Carlos Sainz Jr. Ferrari F1-75 C3 1:20.546 71
6 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin AMR22 C3 1:20.784 74
7 Sergio Pérez Red Bull RB18 C2 1:21.430 78
8 Nikita Mazepin Haas VF-22 C3 1:21.512 42
9 Alexander Albon Williams FW44 C3 1:21.531 47
10 Guanyu Zhou Alfa Romeo C42 C3 1:21.885 71
11 Nicholas Latifi Williams FW44 C3 1:21.894 61
12 Lance Stroll Aston Martin AMR22 C2 1:21.920 55
13 Mick Schumacher Haas VF-22 C3 1:21.949 66
14 Esteban Ocon Alpine A522 C3 1:22.164 125
15 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo C42 C3 1:22.288 21
16 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes F1 W13 C2 1:22.562 40

TOTAL LAPS – TEAMS

1 Ferrari 303
2 AlphaTauri 268
3 Alpine 254
4 Aston Martin 248
5 Williams 240
6 Mercedes 233
7 McLaren 229
8 Red Bull 225
9 Haas 151
10 Alfa Romeo 124

TOTAL LAPS – ENGINE MANUFACTURERS

1 Mercedes 950
2 Ferrari 578
3 Red Bull 493
4 Renault 254

LAPS – ENGINE MANUFACTURERS

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