Today Sebastian got back in a Formula 1 car 116 days on from the Barcelona test. He covered the equivalent of a Grand Prix distance, enjoying himself amidst the rolling Tuscan hills, which he was tackling for the first time at the wheel of a Ferrari. He last drove at Mugello with Red Bull Racing,… Continue reading Back in action, at Mugello!
Morning. Overnight rain meant that Sebastian waited for conditions to improve, going out onto the 4,655 km circuit around 20 minutes after the green light, doing an installation lap on intermediate tyres. Then he waited until the track was completely dry before starting a race weekend simulation using the C3, C4 and C5 tyres. Once… Continue reading Barcelona Test 2 – Day 2: Sebastian completes a race weekend simulation.
Morning Programme. Sebastian was first to drive, carrying out an installation lap shortly after 9. Then he went back out on a prototype C2 Pirelli tyre, designed specifically with the Dutch Grand Prix in mind. Then it was back to the standard C2 compound as the job of assessing the car continued. In the second… Continue reading Barcelona Test 2 – Day 1: Sebastian completes 84 laps.
110 laps for the SF90 on final day Montmelò, 1 March 2019 – The second test prior to the 2019 Formula 1 season came to an end today at the Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit. Sebastian Vettel was at the wheel for Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow, completing 110 laps in the SF90. This means that, over the entire… Continue reading Barcelona Test 2 – Day 4
Not a very productive day Montmelò, 27 February 2019 – The second day of test 2 at the Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit, in preparation for the start of the Formula 1 season, was not particularly productive for Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow. The plan was for Sebastian Vettel to drive the SF90 in the morning and for Charles… Continue reading Barcelona Test 2 – Day 2
110 laps for the SF90 Montmelò, 26 February 2019 – Today was the first day of the final four-day test session at the Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit, prior to the start of the 2019 Formula 1 season. Charles Leclerc was at the wheel of Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow’s SF90 in the morning and Sebastian Vettel drove in… Continue reading Barcelona Test 2 – Day 1
Another 134 laps for Vettel in the SF90 Montmelò, 20 February 2019 – Sebastian Vettel was back behind the wheel of the Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow SF90 for the third and penultimate day of the first Formula 1 pre-season test. The German completed 80 laps in the morning and a further 54 in the afternoon,… Continue reading Barcelona Test 1 – Day 3
Sebastian completes 169 laps on the SF90 Montmelò, 18 February 2019 – Today was the first of four days of pre-season Formula 1 testing currently taking place at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. At the wheel of the Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow SF90 was Sebastian Vettel. The German completed a total of 169 laps, 72 in… Continue reading Barcelona Test 1 – Day 1
The second and last in-season test session of the year ended with both Scuderia Ferrari drivers back on track at the Hungaroring after last Sunday’s one-two in the race. Sebastian Vettel took the wheel of the SF70H this morning at 9, and handed over to Kimi Raikkonen after a couple of hours, for the Finn… Continue reading Vettel completes “brief” test in Budapest
Vettel’s final testing day at Sakhir ended with 64 laps completed. Best time (P2) was 1:31.574, 0.294 off Botta’s (P1) best. Yesterday, Vettel had been testing for Pirelli, while today it was a normal programme of development for the season. In the morning, a change of settings on the car had revealed some problems with leaks in… Continue reading Vettel completes Bahrain Test