Kubica tops Wed. AM times with softest Pirelli tire

Robert Kubica
Robert Kubica

Using Pirelli’s softest available C5 compound Robert Kubica led the way for Alfa Romeo on Wednesday morning as the second Formula 1 pre-season test got underway at Barcelona.

The Pole’s 1m16.942s effort was six-tenths clear of Pierre Gasly and Alexander Albon.

Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton was fourth-quickest and 0.620s off the pace on C2 hard Pirellis in his Mercedes W11 as he logged the most mileage of any driver on 89 laps before handing over to teammate Valtteri Bottas for the afternoon. Meanwhile, Lance Stroll completed the top five order in last year's Mercedes painted pink.

Times at Lunch

1 Robert Kubica POL Alfa Romeo Racing Orlen 1m16.942s 53 Softest C5
2 Pierre Gasly FRA AlphaTauri Honda 1m17.540s 25 Soft C4
3 Alexander Albon THA Red Bull Racing 1m17.550s 29 Hard C2
4 Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas 1m17.562s 89 Hard C2
5 Lance Stroll CAN BWT Racing Point F1 1m17.787s 43 Medium C3
6 Sebastian Vettel GER Scuderia Ferrari 1m18.113s 84 Medium C3
7 Daniel Ricciardo AUS Renault F1 Team 1m18.214s 53 Hard C2
8 Carlos Sainz ESP McLaren F1 Team 1m18.221s 46 Medium C3
9 Nicholas Latifi CAN ROKiT Williams Racing 1m18.300s 48 Soft C4
10 Romain Grosjean FRA Haas F1 Team 1m18.670s 42 Medium C3

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