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Sport Ricciardo smashes record as pace soars in Barcelona

22:06  07 march  2018
22:06  07 march  2018 Source:   planetf1.com

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Daniel Ricciardo recorded the second-fastest time on day one of the final pre-season Formula 1 test at Barcelona ’s Circuit de Catalunya. Ferrari looked set to challenge Mercedes based on final practice pace , but as track temperatures soared , their pace vanished.

Hamilton dictated the pace for much of the morning session, setting a 1:18.945 on mediums, a 1:18.752 on supersofts and then a 1:18.400 on the ultrasoft tyres. But, as the unofficial lunch break approached, Ricciardo switched to the hypersofts and shaved 0.043 seconds off Hamilton’s best.

Daniel Ricciardo poses for photographs for the Formula One Grand Prix Qualifying Sessions at Albert Park GP Circuit in Melbourne. © AAP Image/Tracey Nearmy Daniel Ricciardo poses for photographs for the Formula One Grand Prix Qualifying Sessions at Albert Park GP Circuit in Melbourne.

Daniel Ricciardo and Lewis Hamilton have both dropped well into the 1:18 bracket at the Circuit de Catalunya, while McLaren suffered yet another on-track stoppage on day two of the second test.

Ricciardo and Hamilton have both surpassed the 2017 pole lap time set at the Spanish Grand Prix (1:19.149) and Kimi Raikkonen's best time of 1:18.634 seen at testing last year.

Hamilton dictated the pace for much of the morning session, setting a 1:18.945 on mediums, a 1:18.752 on supersofts and then a 1:18.400 on the quickest hypersoft tyres.

Ricciardo tops timesheets in F1 testing

  Ricciardo tops timesheets in F1 testing Daniel Ricciardo was the early pace-setter in Formula One testing at Spain's Circuit de Catalunya, clocking the fastest time ahead of Valtteri Bottas. Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo has topped the timesheets in the first session of the opening day of Formula One pre-season testing in Barcelona, narrowly nudging out Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes.The Australian posted 1 minute 20.179 seconds around the 4.655km Circuit de Catalunya with Bottas (1:20.349) and Kimi Raikkonen of Ferrari (1:20.506) close behind. Raikkonen set his time on soft tyres with the leading pair on the harder medium compound.

Ricciardo and Hamilton have both surpassed the 2017 pole lap time set at the Spanish Grand Prix (1:19.149) and Kimi Raikkonen’s best time of 1:18.634 seen at testing last year. Hamilton dictated the pace for much of the morning session, setting a 1:18.945 on mediums, a 1

Daniel Ricciardo and Lewis Hamilton have both dropped well into the 1:18 bracket at the Circuit de Catalunya, while McLaren suffered yet another on-track stoppage. Circuit de Barcelona -Catalunya Daniel Ricciardo Lewis Hamilton McLaren Honda.

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