The fourth and final day of the first Barcelona test ended with Kimi Raikkonen setting the fastest time of the day, with a 1m20.872s in his Ferrari. He completed 93 laps, giving Ferrari a total of 468 laps over the four days. Sebastian Vettel set the faster time of the two drivers with a 1m19.952s, but this was still slower than Valtteri Bottas’s 1m19.705s, the fastest time over the four days. Mercedes ended the week with 560 laps completed, with Lewis Hamilton fourth fastest overall with a best of 1m20.983s.
Red Bull Racing was next in terms of speed, with Dan Ricciardo fifth fastest over the four days, but the team completed only 294 laps, which was the sixth highest total of the 10 teams. Max Verstappen’s best was a 1m21.769s, which was seventh fastest overall. Renault did better than it might have appeared with Jolyon Palmer sixth fastest overall and Nico Hulkenberg eighth, with the pair completing 346 laps. This was s few laps less than Sauber, but the lap times were better.
Sauber did a very decent job in the course of the four days with 349 laps and Marcus Ericsson setting the ninth fastest time with a 1m21.824s. Antonio Giovinazzi did a best lap of 1m22.401s, which was 14th fastest overall.
Felipe Mass was 10th fastest overall for Williams with a 1m22.076s, but Williams did not have a good test with only 213 laps, largely because of accidents that Lance Stroll had. He ended up 13th overall with a best of 1m22.351s.
The Haas team was next with Romain Grosjean setting a 1m22.118s, while Kevin Magnussen did a 1m22.204s. The two men together covered 343 laps, a very decent figure.
Force India did not make as big an impact as might have been expected with 278 laps achieved with Esteban Ocon the fastest of the three drivers with a 1m22.509s, just faster than Sergio Perez’s 1m22.534s, but well clear of the 1m23.568s achieved by Alfonso Celis Jr.
McLaren had a troubled test with only 208 laps completed. Stoffel Vandoorne emerged with the fastest time with a 1m22.576s, but Fernando Alonso was right with him with a 1m22.598s.
They may have the best livery, but Scuderia Toro Rosso brought up the rear with only 183 laps run with Daniil Kvyat setting a best of 1m22.956s and Carlos Sainz a 1m23.540s.
None of this means a great deal and there will be more action next week, which may give us some more clues about the season ahead.