Bottas quickest Sunday morning in Barcelona

Valtteri Bottas

Williams' Valtteri Bottas led this morning's Formula 1 pre-season testing session at Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona. The Finn ran qualifying simulations on the Pirelli super-soft tires and managed to record a time four-tenths better than Sebastian Vettel of Scuderia Ferrari, and nearly a full second ahead of Sauber's Felipe Nasr.

It was another miserable session for McLaren Honda. In addition to lead driver Fernando Alonso's accident last weekend, the Woking team has been plagued by reliability issues during much of pre-season testing. Today, Jenson Button managed only two laps.

Full times below…

Pos Driver Car Time Behind Laps
1 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1m 23.063s 0.000s 45
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m 23.469s 0.406s 52
3 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1m 24.023s 0.960s 72
4 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m 25.113s 2.050s 54
5 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m 25.186s 2.123s 69
6 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 1m 26.267s 3.204s 49
7 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m 26.587s 3.524s 10
8 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 1m 28.272s 5.209s 35
9 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 2

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