Barcelona stats reveal key data

Vettel had the fastest lap on the Ulte-Softs but that was because Mercedes never ran the Softs or the Ultra-Softs
Vettel had the fastest lap on the Ultra-Softs but that was because Mercedes never ran the Softs or the Ultra-Softs

Over the past four days, 23 drivers took to the track for the first pre-season test at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Sebastian Vettel set the overall standard with a 1:22.810 on Pirelli's new Ultra Soft tire, while 4,121 laps were completed, equivalent to 19,181 kilometer's. GPUpdate.net compiled all the key statistics.

Pirelli Motorsport Director Paul Hembery says that the company was pleased with the data it received during Formula 1's pre-season test in Spain last week, believing the tire performance to be as expected.

Formula 1 teams used all five of the dry tire compounds during testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, with Sebastian Vettel setting the fastest overall time on the new purple-banded Ultra Soft rubber.

Renault's Kevin Magnussen completed the longest stint on the Medium compound tires, a 30-lap run, while Williams' Valtteri Bottas racked up 26 laps on the Hards, the two compounds traditionally used at the venue.

"There are not too many conclusions you can read into the first test of the season, as teams are all trying different things with different specifications of car, making it quite hard to interpret from the outside the characteristics of each tire," Hembery explained.

"However, from the inside, all the data we have seen so far indicates that the overall tire performance is about where we expected it to be, during both longer and shorter runs.

"Our biggest news was the debut of the Ultra Soft tire, which set the fastest time of the test and provided the extra performance we had aimed for, even though Barcelona is not the type of circuit it is particularly suited to."

Combined timesheets

Pos Driver Team/Car Best time Gap Tire
1. Sebastian Vettel Ferrari SF16-H 1.22.810 +0.000 Ultrasoft
2. Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes VJM09 1.23.110 +0.300 Supersoft
3. Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari SF16-H 1.23.477 +0.667 Ultrasoft
4. Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer RB12 1.23.525 +0.725 Ultrasoft
5. Sergio Perez Force India-Mercedes VJM09 1.23.650 +0.840 Supersoft
6. Daniil Kvyat Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer RB12 1.24.293 +1.483 Ultrasoft
7. Alfonso Celis Jr. Force India-Mercedes VJM09 1.24.840 +2.030 Supersoft
8. Nico Rosberg Mercedes F1 W07 Hybrid 1.24.867 +2.057 Medium
9. Marcus Ericsson Sauber-Ferrari C34 1.25.237 +2.427 Soft
10. Kevin Magnussen Renault RS16 1.25.263 +2.453 Soft
11. Max Verstappen Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR11 1.25.393 +2.583 Medium
12. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes F1 W07 Hybrid 1.25.409 +2.599 Medium
13. Esteban Gutierrez Haas-Ferrari VF-16 1.25.524 +2.714 Soft
14. Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes FW38 1.25.648 +2.838 Soft
15. Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari VF-16 1:25.874 +3.064 Soft
16. Pascal Wehrlein Manor Racing-Mercedes MRT05 1.25.925 +3.115 Soft
17. Felipe Nasr Sauber-Ferrari C34 1.26.053 +3.243 Soft
18. Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda MP4-31 1.26.082 +3.272 Soft
19. Jolyon Palmer Renault RS16 1.26.189 +3.379 Soft
20. Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR11 1.26.239 +3.429 Medium
21. Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes FW38 1.26.483 +3.673 Soft
22. Jenson Button McLaren-Honda MP4-31 1.26.735 +3.925 Soft
23. Rio Haryanto Manor Racing-Mercedes MRT05 1.28.249 +5.439 Medium

Laps and kilometers per driver

Pos Driver Laps Kilometers
1. Lewis Hamilton 343 1.596
2. Nico Rosberg 332 1.545
3. Kevin Magnussen 264 1.228
4. Felipe Nasr 236 1.098
5. Max Verstappen 231 1.075
6. Carlos Sainz Jr. 216 1.005
7. Valtteri Bottas 214 996
8. Daniel Ricciardo 199 926
9. Marcus Ericsson 196 912
10. Sebastian Vettel 195 907
11. Daniil Kvyat 170 791
12. Esteban Gutierrez 168 782
13. Felipe Massa 163 758
14. Kimi Raikkonen 158 735
15. Jenson Button 135 628
16. Alfonso Celis Jr. 133 619
17. Rio Haryanto 129 600
18. Pascal Wehrlein 125 581
19. Fernando Alonso 122 567
20. Romain Grosjean 113 526
21. Sergio Perez 101 470
22. Nico Hulkenberg 99 460
23. Jolyon Palmer 79 367

Laps and kilometers per team

Pos Team Laps Kilometers
1. Mercedes 675 3.142
2. Toro Rosso 447 2.080
3. Sauber 432 2.010
4. Williams 377 1.754
5. Red Bull 369 1.717
6. Ferrari 353 1.643
7. Renault 343 1.596
8. Force India 333 1.550
9. Haas F1 281 1.308
10. McLaren 257 1.196
11. Manor 254 1.182

Laps and kilometers per engine manufacturer

Pos Engine manufacturer Laps Kilometers
1. Mercedes 1.639 7.629
2. Ferrari 1.513 7.043
3. Renault 712 3.313
4. Honda 257 1.196

Fastest lap by tire compound

Tire Driver Team/Car Time
Ultrasoft Sebastian Vettel Ferrari SF16-H 1.22.810
Supersoft Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes VJM09 1.23.110
Soft Sebastian Vettel Ferrari SF16-H 1.23.741
Medium Nico Rosberg Mercedes F1 W07 Hybrid 1.24.867
Hard Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes FW38 1.28.214

Longest stint by tire compound

Tire Driver Team/Car Laps
Ultrasoft Sebastian Vettel Ferrari SF16-H 7
Supersoft Sebastian Vettel Ferrari SF16-H 8
Soft Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes FW38 17
Medium Kevin Magnussen Renault RS16 30
Hard Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes FW38 26

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