Bracelona Day 3: Hulkenberg quickest as Ferrari hit trouble
Force India driver Nico Hulkenberg topped the timing sheets at the end of the third and penultimate day of Formula 1 preseason testing at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, on a day in which Ferrari lost a morning in the pits with technical issues.
Hulkenberg, sporting as new day-glo green helmet design, set the best lap time of 1:23.110 during the morning stanza, with Pirelli soft tyres bolted on to the VJM09.
Next best was Romain Grosjean on duty for Formula 1’s newest team Haas, with yellow band Pirelli soft tyres. The Frenchman was 0.764 of a second down on the fastest lap time.
Kimi Raikkonen was back at work for Ferrari, but spent most of the morning in the pits as cooling issues kept the SF16-H garaged. Neverthless he did manage 77 laps in the afternoon session,setting the the third fastest lap in the process.
Report in progress…
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