June 18, 2019

F1 testing day six – Verstappen in action

Sebastian Vettel

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  1. Sebastian Vettel OK after crashing into barrier
  2. McLaren’s Carlos Sainz devices fastest 2019 attempting out time nonetheless then breaks down
  3. Alonso turns into McLaren ambassador, Sirotkin named as Renault’s reserve driver
  4. Morning session till 12:00 GMT, Afternoon session 13:00 to 17:00
  5. Sorting out finishes on Friday
  6. Gain moving: #bbcf1

Live Reporting

By Michael Emons

All instances acknowledged are UK

  1. Disruption for Mercedes and Ferrari

    Chris Medland

    F1 journalist in Barcelona

    Valtteri Bottas flashes past the sizable Ferrari flags that
    bask in been unfurled in the essential grandstand reverse the Ferrari garage. The
    timing of them wasn’t worthy although, with the flags showing correct as Vettel
    crashed at Turn 3 to bring out the third crimson flag of the day.

    After such an encouraging opening week, that’s consecutive
    mornings which bask in been disrupted for Ferrari. Bottas is additionally having to originate up
    for lost time the day gone by too, and all of it has left Pink Bull feeling fairly bit
    smug about how with out problems their 2nd 2nd test has started off, even after a
    very brief stoppage for Verstappen this morning.

    Valtteri Bottas

    Copyright: Chris Medland

  2. Andrew Benson

    BBC Sport’s chief F1 creator

    Sergey Sirotkin

    Copyright: Charles Coates

    Russian Sergey Sirotkin has been given a Formula 1 lifeline after losing his seat at Williams.

    The 23-one year-inclined used to be dropped after his debut season last one year in favour of Robert Kubica, nonetheless has been named as Renault’s third and reserve driver.

    The French personnel additionally launched that British Formula 2 driver Jack Aitken shall be their test driver. Aitken, 23, has been on Renault’s younger driver programme since 2016 and ought to composed elevate out two tests for the personnel this one year.

    Aitken will additionally elevate out a 2nd season in F2, the set apart he gained one go last one year, for the Spanish Campos personnel.

  • Andrew Benson

    BBC Sport’s chief F1 creator

    Fernando Alonso visits the McLaren paddock in the center of F1 attempting out in Barcelona

    Copyright: Getty Photos

    Two-time champion Fernando Alonso has change into an ambassador for McLaren, a job that will embody him attempting out their Formula 1 car this one year. The personnel said Alonso would “help affirm the personnel’s drivers and engineers and drive at selected tests to spice up the construction” of the 2019 and 2020 autos.

    The Spaniard, 37, left F1 last one year and is competing at the Indianapolis 500 this season for a McLaren personnel. Alonso said the role used to be “an staunch honour” and “correct the origin”.

    He added: “McLaren is a definite personnel, and whatever the challenges we bask in endured currently, it stays so. I said earlier than I stopped racing in Formula 1 last one year that I perceive myself with McLaren for a very lengthy time to attain, so I’m contented at this original role and the flexibility to end closely moving with the personnel I in actual fact feel is my non secular home.

    “Now we bask in the Indianapolis 500 in Would possibly presumably undoubtedly, which I’m looking ahead to immensely, nonetheless right here is correct the origin of many things we are able to elevate out together. I’m particularly nurturing younger skills, whether or no longer that’s with my bask in personnel or serving to the original generation of Formula 1 drivers at McLaren unlock their correct possible.

    “This is severe to both the personnel and myself, so shall be an especially rewarding segment of my role.”

  • Post change

    Alonso? Retired you speak?

    Perchance no longer.

  • Tom: Will most likely be current that as quickly as Fernando Alonso retires and leaves McLaren, they make a car doubtlessly essential of podiums… the ‘finest’ discontinue to a listing of wretched occupation picks!

  • Post change

    We’re support below manner, with McLaren’s Carlos Sainz leading the model with correct over an hour left of the morning session closing.

  • ‘The car is now in the garage’

  • Vettel released from clinical centre

    Ferrari speak that Vettel is now going support to the
    Ferrari garage now after being released from the clinical centre.

  • Andrew Benson

    BBC Sport’s chief F1 creator

    Ferrari speak Sebastian Vettel is being taken to the
    clinical centre nonetheless Ferrari speak he is beautiful. Virtually with out a doubt a precautionary
    test due to the the accident data recorder registered above the regulation influence

    Sebastian Vettel

    Copyright: AFP

  • ‘Mechanical effort’ for Vettel

    Ferrari speak that “a mechanical effort” caused Seb’s off, nonetheless don’t give us to any extent extra miniature print correct yet.

    Sebastian Vettel

    Copyright: Getty Photos

  • How they stand

    1. Carlos Sainz (McLaren, 1:17.144, 25 laps)
    2. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari, 1:18.195, 40 laps)
    3. Max Verstappen (Pink Bull, 1:18.395, 41 laps)
    4. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes, 1:19.080, 36 laps)
    5. Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso, 1:19.234, 24 laps)
    6. Sergio Perez (Racing Level, 1:19.704, 16 laps)
    7. Romain Grosjean (Haas, 1:19.717, 24 laps)
    8. Kimi Raikkonen (Alfa Romeo, 1:19.758, 23 laps)
    9. Daniel Ricciardo (Renault, 1:24.122, 17 laps)
    10. Robert Kubica (Williams, 1:41.622, 13 laps)


    Sainz and Kubica C4 (2nd softest)

    Bottas, Grosjean, Ricciardo C2 (2nd hardest)

    Everybody else C3 (medium)

  • Gain Eager #bbcf1

    Craig: Very uncommon plot to atomize for Vettel. I’d imagine that’s a mechanical failure which could presumably presumably also imply we gained’t perceive the crimson car support heading in the correct route for comparatively a while. Perchance Ferrari aren’t as bulletproof as all of us thought.

    Alex Thomson: How are you able to describe F1’s support?

    Because Vettel and Ferrari are crashing again.

    Alex no longer conserving support there!

  • Post change

    The upright files is that Sebastian Vettel appears to be like OK. A different of autos and marshals help Vettel’s Ferrari support to the pits to evaluate what harm he has accomplished.

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