The final day of running in the 2019 F1 season came to an end with a Mercedes on top, piloted by one of the team’s junior drivers.George Russell used the 2020-specification C5 compound to set the day’s best time. This was eight-hundredths of a second slower than Valtteri Bottas managed using 2019 rubber yesterday.
As on Tuesday, Ferrari set the second-quickest time, Charles Leclerc having taken over from Sebastian Vettel in the SF90. Leclerc’s test ended early when he crashed at turn 14. According to Ferrari, Leclerc lost control on a kerb and hit a barrier, causing extensive damage to the car.
Racing Point set the third-quickest time of the test courtesy of Lance Stroll. He was followed by Pierre Gasly, Carlos Sainz Jnr and Esteban Ocon, the latter the only driver to do all of both days.
Pietro Fittipaldi, eighth-fastest behind Alexander Albon, had his first run for Haas since the in-season test at Circuit de Catalunya six months ago.
Conditions remains favourable and every team covered well over 100 laps of running, including Williams who shared their car between Roy Nissany and new 2020 race driver Nicholas Latifi. Nissany again ended the session at the bottom of the times, over three-and-a-half seconds slower than his team mate.
|Pos.||Car number||Driver||Team||Model||Best time||Gap||Laps||Tyres|
|1||63||George Russell||Mercedes||W10||1’37.204||145||C5 2020|
|2||16||Charles Leclerc||Ferrari||SF90||1’37.401||0.197||103||C5 2019|
|3||18||Lance Stroll||Racing Point||RP19||1’37.999||0.795||132||C5 2020|
|4||10||Pierre Gasly||Toro Rosso||STR14||1’38.166||0.962||146||C5 2020|
|5||55||Carlos Sainz Jnr||McLaren||MCL34||1’38.729||1.525||112||C5 2020|
|6||31||Esteban Ocon||Renault||RS19||1’38.950||1.746||128||C4 2019|
|7||23||Alexander Albon||Red Bull||RB15||1’39.181||1.977||139||C4 2019|
|8||51||Pietro Fittipaldi||Haas||VF-19||1’39.682||2.478||135||C5 2019|
|9||99||Antonio Giovinazzi||Alfa Romeo||C38||1’39.811||2.607||115||C5 2020|
|10||40||Nicholas Latifi||Williams||FW42||1’40.188||2.984||107||C4 2020|
|11||41||Roy Nissany||Williams||FW42||1’43.892||6.688||38||C4 2020|
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