The Russian Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso) was the fastest this Wednesday in the third day of official preseason training of F1 at Circuit of Barcelona-Catalonia, with a time of 1: 17.704 with which he surpassed the morning time of Kimi Räikkönen (Alfa Romeo), second in a day of surprises.
Unlike Monday and Tuesday, it was not the Ferrari SF90 de Sebastian Vettel, this time fourth, or of Charles Leclerc the fastest. First it was Räikkönen, with his Alfa Romeo C38, who went down for the first time so far in the test at 1:17 but, when it seemed that the Finn would be the fastest, Kvyat appeared with his Toro Rosso and the softest tires to stand first.
Some times that are not significant, to arrive with the ultra-soft compound in the case of the Kvyat Toro Rosso, and in a qualifying simulation. But they serve, at least, to change something the predominant color in these trainings. Also, it was a RenaultThat of Daniel Ricciardo, who occupied the third place.
Ferrari and Vettel, with another 134 laps for a German who is one of the most rolling, surpassed this time by Kvyat (137) and Räikkönen (138) also in this aspect, continue to collect information as in Mercedes, who refuse to seek times, but continue to bring their two pilots out onto the track in marathon sessions.
Valtteri Bottas finished eleventh and Lewis Hamilton, the current world champion, twelfth, but with 88 and 94 laps respectively, the first in the morning and the second in the afternoon. Again, Renault and Haas They also joined in this strategy of separating the day and rolling two riders to do more laps without physically exhausting the protagonists.
At Haas, precisely, they continue to have problems in their beautiful new car. The American team reported a problem in the car's ignition coil that caused the car to stop first. Pietro Fittipaldi, the grandson of the two-time world champion Emerson Fittipaldi, and then to Romain Grosjean, causing stoppages in the session.
The day left, as great news, the premiere of Williams in the preseason. The British George Russell he was the lucky one to be able to drive the new car for the first time, which has arrived late in Barcelona. Without shooting on Monday or Tuesday, this Wednesday he left in the afternoon, when the assembly was finally finished, and the Briton did 23 laps by way of assembly and preparation, setting the worst time.
1. Daniil Kvyat (RUS / Toro Rosso), 1: 17.704
2. Kimi Raikkonen (FIN / Alfa Romeo), 1: 17.762
3. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS / Renault), 1: 18.164
4. Sebastian Vettel (ALE / Ferrari), 1: 18.350
5. Max Verstappen (HOL / Red Bull), 1: 18.787
6. Nico Hülkenberg (ALE / Renault), 1: 18.800
7. Romain Grosjean (FRA / Haas), 1: 19.060
8. Pietro Fittipaldi (BRA / Haas), 1: 19.249
9. Carlos Sainz (ESP / McLaren), 1: 19.354
10. Sergio Pérez (MEX / Racing Point), 1: 20.102
11. Valtteri Bottas (FIN / Mercedes), 1: 20.693
12. Lewis Hamilton (GBR / Mercedes), 1: 20.818
13. George Russell (GBR / Williams), 1: 25.625