Räikkönen at the forefront, McLaren in difficulty

The Finnish Scuderia Ferrari driver set the best time of the morning in Barcelona, ​​Catalonia. Alonso barely made any progress on the track.

Published on 25/02/2016 à 13:12

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Räikkönen at the forefront, McLaren in difficulty

Stuck in the pits yesterday morning due to checks on the SF16-H fuel system, Kimi Räikkönen had a significantly more productive morning in Catalonia this Thursday. The 2007 World Champion ended the morning session with a best time of 1'23″477, achieved with the new ultra-soft tires proposed by Pirelli for 2016. A time to compare with the best cumulative performance of these tests, established by his teammate Hag in 1'22″810, also in ultra-soft.

Behind the Finn, Kevin Magnussen place Renault RS16 in second position after dominating the ranking for a long time. The Danish driver continues the momentum of his day on Wednesday with 67 laps on the clock.

Max Verstappen completes the top three with the Toro Rosso STR11 in front of the Red Bull RB12 by Daniil Kvyat. Followed by Felipe Nasr (Sauber 2015) and Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) who completed 96 laps with the W07 Hybrid in four hours before handing over the wheel to Nico Rosberg from 14 p.m. The Briton evolved this morning with a new front wing on the W07 Hybrid, integrating an S-Duct system.

Alfonso Celis Jr, back in the Force India VJM09 seat, finished seventh ahead of Manor de Rio Haryanto, the Williams by Felipe Massa and the Haas VF-16 by Esteban Gutiérrez.

Bad start to the day McLaren, since Fernando Alonso was only able to complete three laps of the Catalan track, an anomaly in the water pressure data having been detected by the engineers of the McLaren-Honda duo.

The afternoon session will begin at 14 p.m. and will again be followed live on our website.

Ranking Day 4 at 13 p.m.:

1. Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari): 1’23″477 (58 laps)
2. Kevin Magnussen (Renault): 1’25″263 (67)
3. Max Verstappen (Toro Rosso): 1’25″393 (75)
4. Daniil Kvyat (Red Bull): 1’25″900 (57)
5. Felipe Nasr (Sauber 2015): 1’26″053 (50)
6. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes): 1’26″295 (99)
7. Alfonso Celis Jr (Force India): 1’26″875 (36)
8. Rio Haryanto (Manor): 1’28″266 (43)
9. Felipe Massa (Williams): 1’28″684 (33)
10. Esteban Gutiérrez (Haas): 1’29″088 (26)
11. Fernando Alonso (McLaren): no time (3)

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Räikkönen at the forefront, McLaren in difficulty

The Finnish Scuderia Ferrari driver set the best time of the morning in Barcelona, ​​Catalonia. Alonso barely made any progress on the track.

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Stuck in the pits yesterday morning due to checks on the SF16-H fuel system, Kimi Räikkönen had a significantly more productive morning in Catalonia this Thursday. The 2007 World Champion ended the morning session with a best time of 1'23″477, achieved with the new ultra-soft tires proposed by Pirelli for 2016. A time to compare with the best cumulative performance of these tests, established by his teammate Hag in 1'22″810, also in ultra-soft.

Behind the Finn, Kevin Magnussen place Renault RS16 in second position after dominating the ranking for a long time. The Danish driver continues the momentum of his day on Wednesday with 67 laps on the clock.

Max Verstappen completes the top three with the Toro Rosso STR11 in front of the Red Bull RB12 by Daniil Kvyat. Followed by Felipe Nasr (Sauber 2015) and Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) who completed 96 laps with the W07 Hybrid in four hours before handing over the wheel to Nico Rosberg from 14 p.m. The Briton evolved this morning with a new front wing on the W07 Hybrid, integrating an S-Duct system.

Alfonso Celis Jr, back in the Force India VJM09 seat, finished seventh ahead of Manor de Rio Haryanto, the Williams by Felipe Massa and the Haas VF-16 by Esteban Gutiérrez.

Bad start to the day McLaren, since Fernando Alonso was only able to complete three laps of the Catalan track, an anomaly in the water pressure data having been detected by the engineers of the McLaren-Honda duo.

The afternoon session will begin at 14 p.m. and will again be followed live on our website.

Ranking Day 4 at 13 p.m.:

1. Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari): 1’23″477 (58 laps)
2. Kevin Magnussen (Renault): 1’25″263 (67)
3. Max Verstappen (Toro Rosso): 1’25″393 (75)
4. Daniil Kvyat (Red Bull): 1’25″900 (57)
5. Felipe Nasr (Sauber 2015): 1’26″053 (50)
6. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes): 1’26″295 (99)
7. Alfonso Celis Jr (Force India): 1’26″875 (36)
8. Rio Haryanto (Manor): 1’28″266 (43)
9. Felipe Massa (Williams): 1’28″684 (33)
10. Esteban Gutiérrez (Haas): 1’29″088 (26)
11. Fernando Alonso (McLaren): no time (3)

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