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Leclerc keeps Ferrari on top in Formula One testing

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By ITN News Editor February 20, 2019 15:34

Leclerc keeps Ferrari on top in Formula One testing

New recruit Charles Leclerc kept Ferrari on top of the timesheets, and did more laps than any other driver, on the second day of Formula One’s pre-season testing in Spain on Tuesday (February 19).
After team mate Sebastian Vettel led the way on Monday with the fastest time and most laps, Kimi Raikkonen’s 21-year-old replacement slotted in seamlessly with a time not far off the German’s best.
The Monegasque produced a best time of one minute 18.247 seconds and did 157 laps, compared with Vettel’s 1:18.161 and 169 laps on Monday, in dry but partially cloudy conditions and chilly temperatures at the Circuit de Catalunya.
Five times world champion Lewis Hamilton, working through the Mercedes testing programme, did one more lap than Leclerc in the morning stint before handing over to team mate Valtteri Bottas.
Between them, the Mercedes drivers covered 163 laps — the most by any team — without their times standing out from the crowd as the champions focused on set-up and long-run reliability.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor February 20, 2019 15:34

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