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Formula 1: Leclerc and Ferrari dominate the first part of the tests in Barcelona

charles leclerc and the Ferrari F1-75 They have been the combination that has led the first morning session of the first tests in the history of


and the F1-75 They have been the combination that has led the first morning session of the first tests in the history of the new era of the when dialing 1m20s165. The Monegasque driver has completed the distance of a Grand Prix in Barcelona, ​​accumulating more than 300 kilometers and with no apparent signs of weakness in his new red machine.

The McLaren MCL36 from lando norris He has positioned himself in second place, three tenths behind his friend Charles. It should be noted that the times should not be taken as a real reference, since it is a testing period in which the teams have other objectives, beyond finding speed.

George Russell, a new Mercedes driver finished third, more than half a second behind Ferrari, in a table where the top five set their best lap on Pirelli C3 tires (the medium compound). Max Verstappen premiered the #1 in an RB18, had a gravel track exit that did not happen to majors and finished sixth in the times.

Sebastian Vettel seemed to repeat the 2021 of Aston Martin Racing, in no man’s land, but also with C3 tires, and with 40 minutes remaining, he managed to get fourth with a best time of 1:21.276 although, yes, half a second from third, while Yuki Tsunoda, fifth as the only representative of AlphaTauri this Wednesday.

Fernando Alonso finished seventh with the Alpine and the three teams that were in the last positions of the 2021 world championship finished behind. Latifi left the Williams very close to the Alpine, in eighth position lapping in 1:23.379 (for Fernando), while Alfa Romeo and Haas could not achieve very representative times. In a while, more action.

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