The sun is shining brightly today at Circuit de Catalunya and after a chilly start, the drivers have been enjoying warmer, more suitable temperatures for testing, especially for learning more about the new rapidly degrading Pirelli tyres.

Barcelona in the morning sunshien - Credit: Octane Photos
Barcelona in the morning sunshien – Credit: Octane Photos

Lewis Hamilton took to the track today and immediately looked quick whilst getting plenty of laps under his belt with some trouble-free running and brakes that actually work.  A welcome change after Jerez.

Raikkonen has had limited running in the morning, only clocking up 4 laps (compared to Lewis’ 37) by midday.  This wasn’t due to Kimi wanting more pop tarts, but because they were changing the gearbox.

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