Barcelona pre-season testing II (2017)

07 Mar - 10 Mar
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Test analysis: Rating the F1 teams with Renault's Sergey Sirotkin

Renault reserve driver Sergey Sirotkin was with the team for the pre-season test in Barcelona – and got to watch the field of F1 2017 out on track. Below, the SMP Racing protege recounts his impressions.

Stats: Eight days of Barcelona F1 testing by the numbers

Have a look at the most important stats of the 2017 Formula 1 pre-season test - and see which teams excelled and which have struggled - with's guide.

Gallery: Barcelona F1 'grid' of testing times

Here's the 'grid order' and combined times from the eight days of testing in Barcelona...

Barcelona F1 test: Combined fastest laptimes

With the two weeks of pre-season F1 testing now over, here is a chart with the combined fastest laptimes from the eight days of running at Barcelona.

Raikkonen says he could have gone faster

Kimi Raikkonen claims he could have gone faster on the final day of F1 testing on Friday, despite finishing with the quickest time of the pre-season.

Barcelona F1 test: Raikkonen stays on top as testing ends

Kimi Raikkonen and Ferrari ended Formula 1 pre-season testing fastest at Barcelona, despite causing a red flag during the final session of the winter.

Barcelona F1 test: Raikkonen first to break into the 1m18s

Kimi Raikkonen kept Ferrari on top during the final morning of Formula 1 pre-season testing at Barcelona, as McLaren and Haas caused two stoppages apiece.

Top three F1 teams could be 1.5s clear - Steiner

Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull could be up to 1.5 seconds clear of the chasing pack, says Haas team boss Gunther Steiner after early analysis of testing data.

No long runs means McLaren yet to "discover" problems

Stoffel Vandoorne says McLaren’s inability to complete any long runs in Formula 1 testing means there are still potential problems it has not been able to “discover”.

Ricciardo says Red Bull "confused" with car set-up

Daniel Ricciardo believes Red Bull still has ground to make up on the final day of Formula 1 testing after getting "confused" during Thursday's running at Barcelona.

Barcelona F1 test: Vettel ends penultimate day on top

Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari ended the penultimate day of 2017 Formula 1 pre-season testing at Barcelona on top of the timesheets.

Vettel rejects Ferrari favourite status

Sebastian Vettel has insisted Mercedes remains the team to beat in F1 2017 despite Ferrari's pre-season pace, as he highlighted the Silver Arrows' ability to get quickest between testing and the first race.

Barcelona F1 test: Vettel flies, Vandoorne stops twice

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel set the fastest lap so far in Formula 1 pre-season testing on the penultimate morning at Barcelona, as McLaren breakdowns caused two red flags.

Force India must address “weaknesses” with 2017 car – Perez

Sergio Perez says he remains optimistic for the season ahead, despite admitting Force India has found weaknesses with its VJM10 car that are “quite critical” to remedy.

Barcelona F1 test: Bottas keeps Mercedes on top, Raikkonen crashes

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas ended the second day of the final Formula 1 pre-season test at Barcelona on top, as Kimi Raikkonen caused a red flag with a crash.

Barcelona F1 test: Bottas sets quickest 2017 time yet

Valtteri Bottas was fastest in the second morning session of the final week of 2017 Formula 1 pre-season testing, setting the quickest time of the winter so far.

Wehrlein reports “no pain” in first Sauber F1 test

Pascal Wehrlein says he is all clear to continue Formula 1 testing this week after reporting no back pain during his return to action with Sauber on Tuesday.

Red Bull "starting to come alive", says Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo says Red Bull's new RB13 car is "feeling better and better" with each day of Formula 1 pre-season running.

Williams needs to avoid further accidents - Massa

Felipe Massa says it is vital for his Williams F1 team to avoid any problems in the remaining days of testing in order to make up for the lost time last week.

Barcelona F1 test: Massa and Williams end Tuesday out front

Williams driver Felipe Massa ended the first day of Formula 1's second pre-season test at Barcelona fastest.

McLaren-Honda relations at "maximum" strain - Boullier

McLaren has admitted that its latest engine woes are putting "maximum" strain on its relationship with Honda, but it retains faith the Japanese company can get on top of its problems soon.

Revealed: Reasons behind latest Mercedes F1 aero changes

Mercedes has stayed true to its word by kicking off day one of the second test by evaluating more aerodynamic parts for the W08, as it looks to improve performance and establish what to use in upcoming races.

Honda forced to replace Vandoorne's engine after electrical issue

Honda's troubles in Formula 1 continued on Tuesday when it suffered yet another engine problem on the opening day of the final pre-season test.

Pirelli says true degradation will be seen this week

Pirelli thinks the first proper indication of tyre degradation levels in Formula 1 this season will only come from this week's final pre-season test, when teams start pushing for more representative laptimes.