March 18, 2019

F1 pre-season testing – day four

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Summary

  1. Hamilton goes quickest on day four
  2. Ferraris quickest on first two days; Toro Rosso’s Kvyat quickest on day three
  3. Kubica will get first time out in novel Williams
  4. McLaren rookie Norris spins off in chilly temperatures
  5. Change into difficult #bbcf1

Live Reporting

By Niamh Lewis

All instances talked about are UK

  1. Most modern timings

    1. Hamilton (Mercedes) 1:18.800 (10 laps)
    2. Leclerc (Ferrari) 1:18.832 (18)
    3. Ricciardo (Renualt) 1:19.048 (18)
    4. Grosjean (Haas) 1:19.304 (22)
    5. Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo) 1:20.259 (20)
    6. Gasly (Crimson Bull) 1:20.381 (13)
    7. Stroll (Racing Point) 1:20.842 (11)
    8. Norris (McLaren) 1:23.874 (12)
    9. Kubica (Williams) 1:52.593 (9)
    10. Albon (Toro Rosso) (5)
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    Andrew Benson

    BBC Sport’s chief F1 author

    That is extra like it from Hamilton and Mercedes. An 18.8 on the C2 tyre, a sniff sooner than Leclerc’s Ferrari, which equates to 18.1/18.2 on the C3, accurate on tyre correction. A chunk higher than anything they had completed till this day.

  3. @andrewbensonf1 views on Mercedes. I accurate surprise in the event that they are working more durable to withhold things serene. The collection of laps they’ve completed had been correct at the prime if no longer the prime!

    Carl Slocombe: @McLarenF1 Having a perceive solid if unspectacular, which is unbelievable news given how they’ve been for the final 4 years. Hope that the shortcoming of creating on final year’s automobile has meant they establish in a double shift on this automobile. Nipping at Crimson Bull this year given the engine rumours?

  • This morning’s be conscious circumstances

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  • Receive Enthusiastic

    Reach on then, tweet us with the #bbcf1 hashtag.

    Who’s scorching and who’s no longer this week?

  • Oops…

    Chris Medland

    F1 journalist in Barcelona

    It’s a frigid begin to the ideal day of the first check, and it appears to be like
    the early morning circumstances this week possess caught a few drivers out. The
    most traditional is Lando Norris, who has ended up in the gravel at Turn 5.

    Norris had accurate completed an out lap and backed off over the
    construct line so wasn’t travelling in particular snappy, and tyre temperatures
    don’t decide long to tumble off. He appears to be like a little sheepish as he walks support to the
    McLaren storage.

    In case you perceive very intently, you would look him…

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    Romain Grosjean is first to advise a lap time – 1:20.851.

    All three crimson flags the day old to this were precipitated by the Haas cars stopping on the be conscious.

    The team boss Gunther Steiner says: ” we must eradicate these screw ups”.

    Sure, yes you attain.

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  • Observe temperature?

    Pretty chilly, in accordance to the groups…

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  • Eyes on Williams

    Chris Medland

    F1 journalist in Barcelona

    All eyes remain on
    Williams this morning. No longer simplest thanks to the novel automobile but additionally the particular person riding
    it.

    Robert Kubica’s comeback
    after eight years out attributable to extreme injuries sustained in a rally accident is
    outstanding, with the Pole serene learning how shut to his old efficiency
    level he can win.

    And with Kubica comes a
    vastly dedicated fan following. Polish flags and devoted supporters be conscious
    him around the field, even when he isn’t riding. That ended up being the case
    the day old to this, but these guys are already in location this morning too sooner than
    Kubica’s first pressure of the FW42.

    They shouldn’t possess long
    to wait both, with Williams having added novel parts overnight and now becoming
    aero rakes sooner than the begin of the day’s running.

  • Inexperienced flag

    Williams possess each of their drivers out this day. Robert Kubica is out in this morning’s session.

  • Lando Norris goes off into the gravel at Turn 5

    I truly feel like we have all completed that this week.

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  • Who’s out this day?

    Mercedes – Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas

    Ferrari – Charles Leclerc

    Crimson Bull – Pierre Gasly

    Renault – Daniel Ricciardo and Nico Hulkerberg

    Haas – Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen

    McLaren – Lando Norris

    Racing Point – Lance Stroll

    Alfa Romeo – Antonio Giovinazzi

    Toro Rosso – Alexander Albon

    Williams – Robert Kubica and George Russell

  • Observe from Renault

    They are saying: “Daniel (Ricciardo) is in the auto
    this morning and can heart of attention on a bunch of shorter-essentially based runs on softer tyres.
    Or no longer it’s far a frigid begin so the early running will likely be about warming up.”

    Ricciardo talked about the day old to this, the be conscious is like ice in the morning, which explains why there’s been a few spins into the gravel early in the morning.

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    Andrew Benson

    BBC Sport’s chief F1 author

    Pre-season sorting out will attain its
    halfway level at the dwell of this day, and perhaps two questions hold heaviest in
    the air at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

    One, after what deputy team
    well-known Claire Williams has now described as their “embarrassing” begin to
    the season, is what construct of skedaddle the Williams will inform on, this, its first
    lawful day of sorting out. And the different, outstanding because it will perhaps perhaps perhaps also appear to interrogate, is,
    what’s going on at Mercedes?

    The arena champions possess consistently shied
    away from headline-environment lap instances in sorting out, preferring to head about their
    preparations quietly and below the radar. However hardly ever ever possess they regarded as below
    the radar as they’ve to this level in 2019. The auto appears to be like a little little bit of a handful out on
    be conscious, it has no longer advise any in particular perceive-catching lap instances, and studying
    between the strains of Lewis Hamilton’s news conference on Wednesday, you would possibly
    be forgiven for thinking Mercedes are on the support foot. Will it serene perceive that
    method by the dwell of this day?

  • What’s came about to this level?

    Ferrari advise the quickest lap instances at the starting of the week, which had been shot at by Kimi Raikkonen in the Alfa Romeo the day old to this, after which Daniil Kvyat ended the session with a shining lap to make a choice out the prime of the desk.

  • Simply morning

    Or no longer it’s me again, for the fourth day of sorting out, the ideal day of this week – or alternatively, the half of method level throughout these eight days.

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