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01 Mar 2017

Formula One pre-season testing: Lewis Hamilton fastest on day two

Formula One pre-season testing day

Lewis Hamilton remained the fastest driver on the day two of the pre-season testing at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya in Spain.

At the end of the morning session, the Briton had completed 66 laps with the best timing of 1 minute 20.983 seconds.

He was followed by Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen with best time of 1 minute 22.831 seconds.

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Formula One pre-season testing day

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What is Formula One pre-season testing?

Formula One pre-season testing is an event where the teams unveil their new cars for the season and the drivers get a chance to try their hands at the cars for the first time.

The pre-season testing is held in two sessions at a racing circuit.

Pre-season testing is held in two four-day sessions, a month before the first Grand Prix of the season.

2017 Formula 1 pre-season testing

The 2017 Formula 1 pre-season testing session will be held from 27 February to 2 March and 7-10 March. Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya was selected as the venue for the two sessions.

Lewis Hamilton fastest on first pre-season testing day

27 Feb 2017

Lewis Hamilton fastest on first pre-season testing day

Mercedes Benz's Lewis Hamilton was the fastest driver on the first day of the pre-season testing.

He completed 152 laps of the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, clocking the best lap of 1 minute 21.765 seconds.

The Briton was followed by Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, who was just 0.113 seconds slower.

McLaren's Fernando Alonso suffered an oil system problem, costing him the whole session.

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Bottas finishes the day sixth fastest

Lewis Hamilton's new team-mate Valtteri Bottas started the morning session with the fastest run, but slipped to sixth position as the day's session ended.

01 Mar 2017

Formula One pre-season testing: Lewis Hamilton fastest on day two

Lewis Hamilton remained the fastest driver on the day two of the pre-season testing at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya in Spain.

At the end of the morning session, the Briton had completed 66 laps with the best timing of 1 minute 20.983 seconds.

He was followed by Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen with best time of 1 minute 22.831 seconds.

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