F1 testing 2022: Day 2 results from Barcelona

    Teams were once again running at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya from 9am local time until 6pm


    It was another successful day of testing for Ferrari as Charles Leclerc put in the fastest lap of Day 2 of Formula 1 pre-season testing in Barcelona. 

    We also saw two red flags at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya with incidents involving Sergio Perez, whose Red Bull broke down mid-morning, then Nikita Mazepin stopped in the Haas with a damaged fuel pump. 

    That never deterred Leclerc though, as he put his Prancing Horse just ahead of Pierre Gasly’s AlphaTauri, with Ferrari also topping the total number of laps completed at 150. 

    Elsewhere, Daniel Ricciardo competed the top three fastest times of the day in the McLaren, with George Russell putting his Mercedes in fourth place, just ahead of Carlos Sainz in the second Ferrari

    Barcelona testing – Day 2 Results 

    Pos.DriverTeamBest TimeTyreTot. Laps
    1Charles LeclercFerrari1:19.689C379
    2Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri1:19.918C4147
    3Daniel RicciardoMcLaren1:20.288C4126
    4George RussellMercedes1:20.537C366
    5Carlos SainzFerrari1:20.546C371
    6Sebastian VettelAston Martin1:20.784C374
    7Sergio PerezRed Bull1.21.430C278
    8Nikita MazepinHaas1:21.512C342
    9Alex AlbonWilliams1:21.531C347
    10Guanyu ZhouAlfa Romeo1:21.885C371
    11Nicholas LatifiWilliams1:21.894C361
    12Lance StrollAston Martin1:21.920C255
    13Mick SchumacherHaas1:21.949C366
    14Esteban OconAlpine1:22.164C3125
    15Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo1:22.288C321
    16Lewis HamiltonMercedes1:22.562C240
    Charles Leclerc

    Despite topping the timesheets, Leclerc was cautious as to the overall pace of his car, and didn’t want to read too much into Ferrari’s strong showing thus far. 

    “It’s interesting to finally be able to push a bit more and understand how different a driving style we need to have,” Leclerc said. 

    “A positive day. We have done many laps and slowly we get to understand the car and push it a bit more.

    “In the high-speed [corners] it is feeling quite good. In the low-speed, you feel a bit more the weight of the car, especially in braking and the last sector but overall the feeling is not too bad.”

    Day 2 Testing – Total Team Laps

    TeamTotal Laps
    Aston Martin129
    Alfa Romeo92
    Red Bull78
    Formula One F1 – Pre-Season Testing – Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain – February 24, 2022 Mercedes’ George Russell during testing REUTERS/Albert Gea


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