Massa ends Tuesday on top for Williams

Felipe Massa
Felipe Massa

Williams' Felipe Massa led the way during the opening day of the second F1 test at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, with his lap shortly before the lunch break proving unbeatable in the afternoon.

Williams endured a fraught first week, amid several incidents for Lance Stroll, but began in bright fashion with Massa clocking a time of 1:19.726 on the Super Soft tire prior to the lunch break.

Massa's time could not be trumped in the afternoon as conditions became cooler and cloudier, while the Brazilian also added much-needed mileage to the FW40, completing a staggering 168 laps.

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo was second, 0.174 behind Massa, courtesy of his Ultra Soft-run during the morning session.

Sebastian Vettel improved in the afternoon, finishing just 0.006s adrift in his Ferrari, courtesy of a quick run on the Soft tires, matching Massa's total of 168 laps.

Lewis Hamilton finished fourth for Mercedes who are sandbagging by 1 or 2 seconds per lap, before handing over to teammate Valtteri Bottas, who wound up in fifth, with both drivers registering their best times on Softs.

Tuesday Final Times

Pos Driver Team Time Tires Laps
1. F. Massa Williams 01:19.726 Super Soft 168
2. D. Ricciardo Red Bull Racing 01:19.900 Ultra Soft 89
3. S. Vettel Ferrari 01:19.906 Soft 168
4. L. Hamilton Mercedes 01:20.456 Soft 49
5. V. Bottas Mercedes 01:20.924 Soft 86
6. E. Ocon Force India F1 01:21.347 Super Soft 142
7. N. Hulkenberg Renault 01:21.589 Soft 58
8. K. Magnussen Haas F1 01:21.676 Soft 81
9. D. Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso 01:21.743 Super Soft 83
10. S. Vandoorne McLaren 01:22.537 Soft 80
11. P. Wehrlein Sauber 01:23.336 Soft 47
12. M. Ericsson Sauber 01:23.630 Soft 53
13. J. Palmer Renault 01:24.790 Soft 15

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