Kimi Raikkonen set the fastest lap of the final day of the first winter test in Barcelona, lapping the track in 1m23.477s, and completing 58 laps in the course of the day. This meant that Ferrari finished the test with the first and third fastest times, but completed only 940 miles of running, the seventh highest total of the 11 teams and about half as many miles as were run by Mercedes. Sebastian Vettel topped the week’s timesheet with a best of 1m22.810s.
Overall, Nico Hulkenberg was the second fastest of the week, with a 1m23.110s. Force India did 845 miles of running, giving two days to test driver Alfonso Celis, who set the 15th best time, with a 1m25.874s. Sergio Perez did one day of running and was fifth quickest overall, with a 1m23.650s lap.
Fourth and sixth fastest times went to Daniel Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat in the Red Bull-TAG-Heuer. The team managed the fifth highest mileage at 1025 miles. Ricciardo’s best lap was a 1m23.525s, while Kyat did a 1m24.867s.
Mercedes was clearly not going for times and Nico Rosberg (1m24.867s) was only seventh fastest and Lewis Hamilton was 10th (1m25.409s) but the pair ran a massive 1,883 miles of running in the fours days, which was 600 miles more than anyone else. This is a mightily impressive number and clear evidence that the team has a bullet-proof car. They will probably have an idea what the car can do in terms of ultimate lap speed as the drivers will no doubt have tried doing fast individual sector times on different laps.
Eighth fastest overall was the 2015 Sauber of Marcus Ericsson (1m25.237s), while his team-mate Felipe Nasr was 19th quickest (1m26.053s). The team did 1188 miles of running, the third highest total.
Next overall (ninth) was the Renault of Kevin Magnussen (1m25.263s), while Jolyon Palmer was 18th with a 1m26.189s. The team did 960 miles of running, which was more than Ferrari managed.
Max Verstappen did a 1m25.393s, the 11th fastest time. Scuderia Toro Rosso was using a bit of a hack of a car for the testing but still managed an impressive 1295 miles, the second highest mileage total. Carlos Sainz was 20th with a 1m26.239s.
The new Haas team was 12th fastest thanks to Esteban Gutierrez (1m25.524s), while Romain Grosjean was 14th with a 1m25.874s. The new team did 800 miles in the first test, which was a decent effort.
Thirteenth fastest was Valtteri Bottas (1m25.648s) in the Williams. Felipe Massa was 21st (1m26.712s), but it was clear that Williams was following the Mercedes lead and going for mileage rather than speed. The result was 1028 miles, the fourth highest total.
Manor with 717 miles of running with 16th and 23rd places for Pascal Wehrlein and Rio Haryanto respectively. The former lapped in 1m25.925s, the latter in 1m28.249s.
McLaren managed a total of 725 miles over the four days, which was not a great result. Fernando Alonso was 18th with a 1m26.082s, while Jenson Button was 22nd with a 1m26.919s