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Kimi Raikkonen Paces Second Day of Testing in Barcelona

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.

Pos Driver Team Time Laps Tire
1 Raikkonen Ferrari 1:20.960 108 S
2 Hamilton Mercedes 1:20.983 66 SS
3 Verstappen Red Bull 1:22.200 89 S
4 Magnussen Haas 1:22.204 119 SS
5 Ocon Force India 1:22.509 86 SS
6 Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:22.956 68 S
7 Bottas Mercedes 1:22.986 102 S
8 Palmer Renault 1:24.139 53 S
9 Giovinazzi Sauber 1:24.617 67 S
10 Vandoorne McLaren 1:25.600 40 S
11 Stroll Williams 1:26.040 12 M

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Joey Barnes is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Motorsports Tribune. He has covered auto racing since 2013 that has spanned from Formula 1 to NASCAR, with coverage on IndyCar. Additionally, his work has appeared on Racer, IndyCar.com and Autoweek magazine. In 2017, he was recognized with an award in Spot News Writing by the National Motorsports Press Association.

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