After only one lap the Finn had to Park his car at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona due to difficulties with the Oil pressure in the meantime, for a long time. The silver arrows exchanged in the afternoon, as a precaution, the engine of the W10. Mercedes had at the beginning of the final Tests before the start of the season at the 17. March surprised in Australia previously, with a new stage of expansion of the W10, which included an aerodynamic Upgrade.

The four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel drove the Ferrari to the fourth fastest time of the day and ended up just under two tenths of a second behind the English Lando Norris in the McLaren, who turned in a 1:17,709 minutes the best round. Vettel completed 81 laps. World champion Lewis Hamilton was in the morning in the first Session for Mercedes in used and occupied the twelfth rank. Team-mate Bottas was able to drive after a change of the drive unit in the late afternoon, but still for nearly ten minutes and was Eleventh. Nico Hulkenberg in the Renault ended up in 13th place.

As the teams complete different programs, due to the times and placings, however, only meaningful. Until Friday, three more days of testing in the vicinity of Barcelona.

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