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First week in Barcelona wraps up with wet tyre testing // Ferrari finish final day on top in Spain

Published by Christine Blachford

First week in Barcelona wraps up with wet tyre testing
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Pirelli have long argued that they haven’t been given enough time to fully test their wet tyre offerings, so today, the final test day this week, in Barcelona, they got a full day. The track was artificially dampened before the session began, and also at lunchtime, to keep the drivers running on the blue full wet tyres and the green intermediates wherever possible.

Drivers and teams were less keen to head out and keep their lap counts up, with only Romain Grosjean completing over 100 laps for Haas. He finished fourth fastest. Kimi Räikkönen posted the fastest time of the day, as Ferrari continue to impress at these early stages.

Williams didn’t manage to participate after having too many repairs to their car following crashes earlier in the week, and Daniil Kvyat only completed one installation lap in his Toro Rosso before he had to halt for an engine change – and he did not return to the track. Four days of testing completed, then, and we don’t know much more than we did at the start – but there are four more days next week.