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Vettel leads morning session, Verstappen spins out

  • Published on 27 Feb 2020 13:00
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Sebastian Vettel has ended the morning session from day two, test two in Barcelona on the top of the timesheets.

The German set a 1:16.841 with the C5 compound to clear the rest of the field by just under three-tenths of a second.

However, it wasn't a smooth sailing morning for the four-time world champion, as a spin at Turn 5 saw him take a trip into the gravel, which caused a red flag.

He managed to get the car back to the pit lane on his own, unlike Max Verstappen who spun at the same corner, beaching the RB16 in the gravel.

The day started slowly as a damp track made teams reluctant to set many laps until the circuit dried up. 

Lance Stroll ended the session in second place ahead of Nicholas Laitifi for Williams, while Lando Norris was fourth.

Verstappen set the fifth-fastest time and slotted his car ahead of Valtteri Bottas on the timesheet. Mercedes continues to rack up strong mileage and set plenty of laps despite the disrupted morning.

Bottas also found himself in the gravel at Turn 5 moments before Verstappen spun off as he corrected oversteer. However, he never found himself facing the wrong way and continued back to the pits.

Kevin Magnussen was eighth, ahead of Antonio Giovianzzi. The Italian caused the first red flag of the day when he hit the barriers at Turn 4 following a spin. Pierre Gasly rounded out the top ten.

Photos Barcelona, February 27, 2020

ES Circuit de Catalunya - 27 February 2020

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