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.

Barcelona F1 test: Massa and Williams end Tuesday out front
Mercedes F1 W08 rear detail
Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Racing RB13
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 W08
Daniil Kvyat, Scuderia Toro Rosso STR12
Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari SF70H
Esteban Ocon, Sahara Force India F1 VJM10
Felipe Massa, Williams FW40
Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari SF70H
Esteban Ocon, Sahara Force India F1 VJM10
Kevin Magnussen, Haas F1 Team VF-17
Nico Hulkenberg, Renault Sport F1 Team RS17

Massa's best time from the morning session, a 1m19.726s, went unbeaten for the rest of the day, as most teams opted to focus on longer runs – resulting in some impressive lap counts.

The fastest time of the afternoon came courtesy of Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari, with the German logging a 1m19.906s with just under two hours of the day on soft tyres.

That, however, was only enough for third behind Massa and Daniel Ricciardo, who was second fastest in the morning, Vettel slotting in just 0.006s behind his former Red Bull teammate.

Vettel and Massa also set an identical amount of laps, both drivers logging 168 - the equivalent of more than two and a half race distances.

After Lewis Hamilton only managed 49 laps in the morning with a damaged floor, Valtteri Bottas was able to rack up 86 in the afternoon to give Mercedes a combined total of 135 for the day.

Bottas' best time was a 1m20.924s on soft tyres, putting the Finn fifth ahead of Esteban Ocon, who also managed to rack up 142 laps in the Force India.

Seventh was Nico Hulkenberg, who completed 58 laps after the power unit problem that curtailed teammate Jolyon Palmer's morning running – but came to a halt on track just moments before the chequered flag, causing the day's only red flag.

A best lap of 1m21.989s on softs was enough to put Hulkenberg clear of Kevin Magnussen (Haas), Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso) and Stoffel Vandoorne (McLaren).

Vandoorne recovered from McLaren's latest power unit-related problem to record a total of 80 laps for the day, setting a marginally quicker time in the afternoon than he had done in the morning, albeit still 2.811s off the pace.

Sauber's Marcus Ericsson slotted in between teammate Pascal Wehrlein and Palmer in 12th place, just under four seconds slower than Massa.

Day 1 test times:

 DriverTeamTimeGap TyreLaps
1  F. Massa  Williams 1:19.726    168
2  D. Ricciardo  Red Bull 1:19.900 0.174 89
3  S. Vettel  Ferrari 1:19.906 0.180 168
4  L. Hamilton  Mercedes 1:20.456 0.730 49
5  V. Bottas  Mercedes 1:20.924 1.198 86
6  E. Ocon  Force India 1:21.347 1.621 142
7  N. Hülkenberg  Renault 1:21.589 1.863 58
8  K. Magnussen  Haas 1:21.676 1.950 81
9  D. Kvyat  Toro Rosso 1:21.743 2.017 83
10  S. Vandoorne  McLaren 1:22.537  2.811 80
11  P. Wehrlein  Sauber 1:23.336 3.610 47
12  M. Ericsson  Sauber 1:23.630  3.904 53
13  J. Palmer  Renault 1:24.790  5.064 15
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