Alfa Romeo reserve driver Robert Kubica was quickest as F1 testing resumed at the Circuit de Catalunya.
Robert Kubica set Alfa Romeo’s quickest time of pre-season testing so far as he headed the morning’s running at the Circuit de Catalunya.
On Friday, Mercedes hinted at a little of the W11’s performance by knocking half a second off their best time from pre-season testing last year.
Mercedes ended the first pre-season test at the Circuit de Catalunya over 1.3 seconds faster than any of their rivals.
Mercedes beat their benchmark time from 2019 testing on the morning of day three. However Sebastian Vettel’s Ferrari came was stopped by an engine problem.
Alfa Romeo became the second team to beat their 2020 testing time, while Renault are the only team to have covered less than 1,000 kilometres.
Kimi Raikkonen was quickest on day two of testing but also caused the first red flag of the week when his Alfa Romeo came to a stop.
Sergio Perez went even quicker in the Racing Point as day two of testing began, while Mercedes’ new steering wheel system became a focus of attention.
Less than two hours after the first test of 2020 began, Racing Point’s new RP20 beat the best time the team set in the whole of last year’s pre-season test.
The two Mercedes drivers occupied the top spots on the timing sheets at the end of the first day of pre-season testing and covered more laps than any other team.
Valtteri Bottas and Sergio Perez were separated by just six hundredths of a second as the first four hours of pre-season testing came to an end at the Circuit de Catalunya.
Alfa Romeo has presented its new car for the 2020 F1 season in the livery it will race in.
Robert Kubica will be the first driver at the wheel of Alfa Romeo’s new F1 car when pre-season testing begins at the Circuit de Catalunya tomorrow.
Kimi Raikkonen got behind of the new Alfa Romeo for the first time at Fiorano. The car appeared in a special ‘snakeskin’ testing livery.
Robert Kubica has joined Alfa Romeo as a reserve driver for the 2020 F1 season in a deal with sponsor Orlen, as first revealed by RaceFans last month.
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Antonio Giovinazzi said Alfa Romeo’s performance in qualifying, where they lapped 1.8 seconds slower than last year, was “really sad” after its result in the Brazilian Grand Prix.
Kimi Raikkonen accepted responsibility for his jump start penalty in Sochi but said his Alfa Romeo’s performance has been poor since the summer break.
Antonio Giovinazzi said his driving in the incident with a crane which earned him a 10-second penalty in the Singapore Grand Prix was “quite safe”.