McLaren ends with problems and the Mercedes is driving alone

A rookie, Nikita Mazepin, grazed the unofficial circuit record that Bottas made yesterday in his debut with Brackley's W10. Leclerc tested Pirelli.


Last day of test in Barcelona after the GP of Spain and better time for ... Mercedes. But not for Hamilton or Bottas, who already rest in their respective homes, but for Nikita Mazepin, 20, runner-up of GP3 a year ago and son of one of the richest men in Russia, Dimitri Mazepin, who also has been interested in the purchase of Williams in recent times. Mazepin scored a 1: 15.775 with the softest tire of Pirelli, was just two tenths of the unofficial record set by Bottas a day earlier with the current configuration of the Catalan track (official records are always marked in the race). The next best time was Albon with the Toro Rosso, although in another test program to mark a 1: 17.0.

There were two Ferrari and two Racing Points on the track because both teams had set tests with Pirelli. Leclerc and Stroll took over that job and left the simulator pilots Fuoco and Yelolly, respectively, the team's tests. Aitken piloted the Renault, Ticktum returned to the Red Bull that he had already driven in Bahrain.

Two testers, the British Turvey and the Brazilian Sette Camara, were in charge of completing the session with the McLaren MCL34 under the watchful eye of Lando Norris, present in the track, and compare the sensations at the wheel with those of the simulator. A problem that Woking still investigates forced to finish earlier than expected and with fewer laps than the rest: 71. "Despite that, it has been two good days of test and the program this time focused on collecting aerodynamic data and prepare the settings for the next races ".



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