By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief
Kimi Raikkonen put Ferrari at the top of the timesheets of day two of testing at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
The 37-year-old Finn logged 108 total laps with the SF70H on Tuesday, with his best clocked at 1:20.960 – edging out Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton by 0.023 of a second.
One significant note is that Raikkonen scored his best lap on the soft compound Pirelli tires, while Hamilton, who put in 66 laps, put his lap in on the super-soft compound.
Valtteri Bottas split time with Hamilton in the W08, becoming one of only three drivers to go over the century mark in total laps at 102.
Haas F1’s Kevin Magnussen clocked out after 119 laps, the most of any driver on the day and ended the day fourth overall with a 1:22.204 on super-softs.
McLaren-Honda were forced to its second power unit swap in two days, this time for Formula 1 rookie Stoffel Vandoorne’s MCL32. However, the 24-year-old Belgian managed put together a strong final hour and ended with 40 laps on the day.
Another rookie, Lance Stroll, was limited to just 12 laps after his episode off-track caused damage to the FW40 due to a lack of spare parts from Williams.
Testing for day three will continue on Wednesday at 3 a.m. ET.