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Barcelona Test Day 1: Mercedes well ahead

Mercedes dominance continued through into the first day of testing in Barcelona today, as Valtteri Bottas topped the timing screens at the end of the day with the fastest lap by 1.4 seconds to the next best using the softest tyre available on the day. The Finn managed to get through 131 laps, almost two Grand Prix distances two days after teammate Lewis Hamilton won the Spanish Grand Prix at the same venue. Although times were largely irrelevant, this did not stop the World Champions strutting their stuff. Bottas was a tenth shy of the pole-winning time he set on Saturday. Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc was second quickest using the C2 Pirelli compound, also covering 131 laps during the...
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