Kimi Raikkonen blitzed the field in the final day of testing as he recorded a best time of 1:18.634 to finish at the top of the timesheets, a good eight tenths of a second quicker than his nearest challenger, the Red Bull Racing contender piloted by Max Verstappen. Kimi put in a total of 111 laps on his final day behind the wheel before the cars take to the Albert Park Circuit in less than two weeks time.
Third quickest on day eighth was the Toro Rosso of Carlos Sainz, who completed an equal most laps of the day with Romain Grosjean, 132, while the Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas finished fourth fastest overall, 1.2 seconds behind Raikkonen’s best while teammate Lewis Hamilton was fifth a further .005 behind.
this was the final day of testing here at the Circuit de Catalunya and teams will now pack up the cars and equipment and head down under for the season opener from March 23 – 26th.
Times from day 6:
1 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:18.634s 111 laps
2 Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing 1:19.438s 71 laps
3 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1:19.837s 132 laps
4 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:19.845s 53 laps
5 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:19.850s 54 laps
6 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:19.885s 45 laps
7 Sergio Perez Force India 1:20.116s 128 laps
8 Jolyon Palmer Renault 1:20.205s 43 laps
9 Lance Stroll Williams 1:20.335s 132 laps
10 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:21.110s 76 laps
11 Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda 1:21.389s 43 laps
12 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:21.670s 59 laps
13 Pascal Wehrlein Sauber 1:23.527s 42 laps