Good morning and welcome to the Formula 1 live blog on NU.nl. My name is Patrick Moeke and I will keep you informed of all developments around the fourth test day at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Lots of fun!

  • Second test week
  • Until 1 p.m.
  • Morning session
  • 2 pm - 6 pm:
  • Afternoon session
  • Verstappen runs in the afternoon

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Formula 1 · 5 minutes ago

Another 2 hours and 54 minutes - There is an Alfa Romeo backwards. Robert Kubica loses control of his car and spins. The Pole can continue its way without damage.

Formula 1 · 9 minutes ago

The state of affairs after one hour of testing:

  • Vettel (C2) - 1.18.284 - 20 rounds
  • Hamilton (C2) - 1.18.292 - 24 rounds
  • Ricciardo (C3) - 1,119,836 - 11 rounds
  • Grosjean (C3) - 1.29.371 - 7 rounds
  • Latifi - No time - 17 rounds
  • Sainz - No time - 6 rounds
  • Stroll - No time - 4 rounds
  • Gasly - No time - 3 rounds
  • Kubica - No time - 3 rounds
  • Albon - No time - 1 round
  • Formula 1 · 23 minutes ago

    Another 3 hours and 12 minutes - Lewis Hamilton climbs to the first place in the time list on the C2-band. With 1.18.292, the six-time champion is half a second faster than Vettel.

    Formula 1 · 29 minutes ago

    3 hours and 20 minutes left - Two times have been recorded so far:

  • Sebastian Vettel (C2) - 1,118,775
  • Lewis Hamilton (C4) - 1.20.572

  • * Pirelli has divided the dry weather tires into five different compounds (C). The C1 is the hardest and therefore slowest tire. The C5 is the softest and delivers the fastest times.

    Formula 1 · 38 minutes ago

    Red Bull Racing starts quietly on the fourth test day. Alexander Albon has done one installation round and has not taken action afterwards. This afternoon Max Verstappen will take over the wheel.

    Formula 1 · one hour ago

    Is there any contract news about upcoming Sebastian Vettel? Ferrari has just announced that it has an extra press conference at 3 p.m. with team boss Mattia Binotto and Vettel. The contract of the four-time world champion expires at the end of this season.

    Formula 1 · one hour ago

    In the first test week, only Mercedes was more productive than Red Bull Racing.

    # F1testing @Circuitcat_cat 📊

    Avatar AuthorAdrian Puente F1Moment of places09: 13 - 26 February 2020

    Formula 1 · one hour ago

    It is immediately very busy on the job. Only the Racing Point car has not yet appeared on the asphalt.

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    Straight out at the green 🚦 # F1 Testing #WeAreWilliams

    Avatar AuthorROKiT WILLIAMS RACINGMoment of places09: 11 - 26 February 2020

    Formula 1 · one hour ago

    Another 4 hours - Green! The fourth test day is on its way.

    Formula 1 · 2 hours ago

    Red Bull Racing will practice a number of pit stops before the start of the test day.

    Red Bull is using a dummy F1 car that is fitted with an electric motor for pitstop practice. So mechanics don't have to push it. #AMuS

    Avatar Author Tobi Grüner 🏁Moment of places08: 25 - 26 February 2020

    Formula 1 · 2 hours ago

    You should pay attention to this during the last test days
    Formula 1 drivers will be competing at the Circuit de Catalunya near Barcelona this week during the last three test days in preparation for the coming season. What should you pay attention to? (1/5) 👇

    Formula 1 · 2 hours ago

    More focus on racing and qualification simulations
    In the first three days some teams already did a simulation of a race, but in the second week we will see this much more. The drivers are then sent on the road with the right amount of fuel to last more than 60 laps. In this way a better picture emerges of how the car, and in particular the tires, behave with more weight (fuel) on board over a larger number of laps. In addition, the teams also do qualification simulations, with little gasoline and the softest tires. With this type of simulation, it is important to follow carefully what the drivers do before start / finish. (2/5)

    Formula 1 · 2 hours ago

    New parts are already appearing on many cars
    In 2019, Mercedes made it furred by appearing in the tests with a largely renewed car in the second week. The reigning champion had already trickled through that they would hardly do this in 2020 or hardly. But you can count on new wings or other adapted parts of the bodywork appearing here and there. McLaren hinted that he had traveled to Barcelona with a basic car last week. There is a good chance that we will already see several updates there in week two. Some small or larger changes can be expected on every car. (3/5)

    Formula 1 · 2 hours ago

    What is Ferrari doing?
    In the first three days, the Scuderia drivers hinted that there was a different approach to the winter tests this year, after being super-fast last year and (as it later turned out to be unjustified) were regarded as title favorites. Part of that approach seems to be in how the engine is used. According to various rumors, it has not yet run at peak power. Nevertheless, one broke, but Ferrari said that this was not caused by a fundamental problem. Ferrari is clearly playing hide and seek based on lap times. The question is how much. (4/5)

    Formula 1 · 2 hours ago

    Does the Red Bull car have superior roadholding?
    Last week it already seeped through that the handling of the RB16 in the fast runners and parts in which the car must quickly change direction is sensational. Verstappen and Albon agreed that the car is more planted than its predecessor. The car is better pushed on the asphalt and can therefore go through the corners faster. If Red Bull has indeed succeeded in creating a true grip monster, it could be a fun season for Dutch fans. So it is important to compare the sector times and longer runs of Red Bull with the competition. (5/5)

    Formula 1 · 2 hours ago

    Today the second test week for Formula 1 drivers starts in Barcelona! We start at 9 a.m., but who can we expect on the track?

    Morning session (9-13 am):
    Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari), Alexander Albon (Red Bull Racing), Carlos Sainz (McLaren), Daniel Ricciardo (Renault), Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri), Lance Stroll (Racing Point), Robert Kubica (Alfa Romeo ), Romain Grosjean (Haas F1) and Nicholas Latifi (Williams)

    Afternoon (2 to 6 pm):
    Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes), Charles Leclerc (Ferrari), Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing), Lando Norris (McLaren), Esteban Ocon (Renault), Daniil Kvyat (AlphaTauri), Sergio Pérez (Racing Point), Kimi Räikkönen (Alfa Romeo) ), Grosjean (Haas F1), George Russell (Williams)

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