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Barcelona February testing II

Barcelona February testing II (2019)

26 Feb - 01 Mar
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Pirelli dimisses F1 testing tyre shortage "rumours"

Pirelli Formula 1 boss Mario Isola has dismissed “rumours” of teams not being supplied enough tyres for Barcelona pre-season testing, saying good weather and reliability caused unusually high mileage.

F1 Testing: Week 2 in Barcelona by the numbers

Check out the best laptimes and mileage data from the second week of Formula 1 pre-season testing at Barcelona.

Ten things we learned in Week 2 of F1 testing

From Mercedes' ongoing to deficit to Raikkonen's sunny demeanour, plus the team that spared Williams's blushes, here are our reporters' key findings from week two of pre-season running.

Ferrari will investigate Vettel crash further

Ferrari will continue to investigate the rim failure that caused Sebastian Vettel to crash during the second day of this week's Formula 1 pre-season test in Barcelona.

Testing verdict: Has Mercedes really closed the gap to Ferrari?

Formula 1 champion team Mercedes came close to deposing winter pacesetter Ferrari as pre-season testing ended at Barcelona on Friday.

Verstappen setback a legacy of Gasly crash

Max Verstappen's limited mileage on the final day of Formula 1 pre-season testing was a legacy of his Red Bull teammate Pierre Gasly's heavy crash.

Kubica says Williams just "lost another day"

Williams Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica feels the Grove-based team "lost another day" of pre-season testing on the final day of running in Barcelona, despite completing 90 laps.

Vettel outpaces Hamilton by 0.003s as F1 test ends

Sebastian Vettel ended Formula 1 pre-season testing at Barcelona with the fastest lap time, before Ferrari and Red Bull lost out on valuable track time in the afternoon session.

Russell accepts Williams slowest despite "big step"

George Russell believes Williams is the slowest Formula 1 team at the moment, but is optimistic that it has made a "big step" in pre-season testing this week.

Binotto: Completely wrong to think Ferrari's ahead

Mattia Binotto says it would be "completely wrong" to assume Ferrari is ahead of Mercedes, but is "happy" Lewis Hamilton believes Mercedes could be half a second behind its Formula 1 rival.

Hamilton: Ferrari may be 0.5s clear of Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton thinks Mercedes could trail Ferrari by as much as half a second as Formula 1 pre-season testing draws to a close.

Vettel sets fastest time so far in F1 testing

Sebastian Vettel beat Valtteri Bottas to the top of the timesheets on the final morning of F1's second pre-season Barcelona test with the fastest lap of the fortnight so far.

Red Bull reverts to older parts after Gasly crash

Red Bull has reverted to an older specification of bargeboard for Friday's Formula 1 test after an update was damaged in Pierre Gasly's crash.

Renault says 2019 F1 engine has hit "high targets"

Renault has hit the “high” initial target it set for its 2019 Formula 1 engine, according to its technical chief Remi Taffin.

Gasly admits Leclerc lap was out of reach

Red Bull Formula 1 driver Pierre Gasly admits the laptime set by the Ferrari of Charles Leclerc was out of reach for him on the penultimate day of pre-season testing in Barcelona.

Live: Follow Barcelona F1 testing as it happens

Follow all the action from Formula 1 2019 pre-season testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya with our live text coverage.

Testing verdict: Why Ferrari can go even faster

Every Formula 1 team set its fastest time of 2019 pre-season testing so far on the penultimate day of the final test, with Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc setting the fastest lap.

Barcelona test 2, Day 3: Fresh F1 2019 tech images from pit lane

Giorgio Piola and Motorsport Images bring you the Formula 1 technical images available from the third day of the final test at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

Hamilton boosted by “one of the most positive days” for Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton called the penultimate day of testing in Barcelona a “positive day” for Mercedes after the team made progress on tyre management and understanding the W10.

Ferrari and Haas both hit by exhaust problems

Ferrari exhaust problems caused Charles Leclerc’s on-track stoppage and the delay to Haas driver Romain Grosjean’s running on the penultimate day of Formula 1 pre-season testing.

Leclerc quickest, Gasly crashes on penultimate test day

Charles Leclerc's morning benchmark stood unbeaten on the penultimate day of Formula 1's second pre-season test at Barcelona, as a hefty Pierre Gasly crash halted Red Bull's running.

Leclerc quickest in morning of Day 3 as times tumble

Ferrari's Charles Leclerc bounced back to top the morning session of the penultimate day of Formula 1 pre-season testing at Barcelona, as teams largely focussed on performance runs.

Vettel's F1 test crash caused by wheel rim issue

Ferrari has concluded that Sebastian Vettel’s crash in testing at Barcelona on Wednesday was caused by wheel rim damage.

Perez laments his "really limited" F1 test mileage

Racing Point Formula 1 driver Sergio Perez has rued a lack of mileage in the team's 2019 car in pre-season testing in Barcelona.