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 concerning the third test day at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Lots of fun!

  • F1 test day
  • Verstappen runs in the morning
  • LIVE:
  • Morning session
  • 2 pm - 6 pm:
  • Afternoon session

2 minutes ago

Another 2 hours and 49 minutes - Verstappen has been damaged when driving over a kerbstone, it seems. The eight-time Grand Prix winner comes back into the pits with a crooked rear wheel suspension. Work on the shop for Red Bull Racing.

7 minutes ago

Another 2 hours and 54 minutes - Verstappen improves at the end of a stint on the C2 tires and is approaching its fastest time of the week. On Wednesday he came to 1.17.516. The Red Bull driver now scores 1.17.636. The fastest time of this test week was set by Lewis Hamilton on Wednesday: 1.16.976.

Formula 1 路 10 minutes ago

The state of affairs after one hour of testing:

  • Verstappen (C2) - 1.17.636 - 20 rounds
  • Bottas (C2) - 1.17.992 - 9 rounds
  • Ocon (C2) - 1.18.353 - 22 rounds
  • Sainz (C3) - 1.18.638 - 17 rounds
  • Vettel (C2) - 1.18.970 - 25 rounds
  • Stroll (C3) - 1,119,847 - 11 rounds
  • Giovinazzi (C3) - 1.20.239 - 11 rounds
  • Grosjean (C3) - 1.22.236 - 5 rounds
  • Kvyat (C3) - 1.36.226 - 11 rounds
  • Latifi - No time - 8 rounds

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

    20 minutes ago

    Another 3 hours and 6 minutes - Bottas climbs to the first place on the times list at the expense of Verstappen. With 1.17.992 the Finn on the C2-band is half a tenth faster than the Dutchman, who drives on the same band.

    36 minutes ago

    Max is back on track for Day 3 or # F1 Testing Alex will take over again this afternoon. #ChargeOn 馃

    Avatar AuthorAston Martin Red Bull RacingMoment of places09: 37 - February 21, 2020

    40 minutes ago

    3 more hours and 27 minutes left - Verstappen already has thirteen rounds behind him and tops the time list in the opening phase of this session.

    an hour ago

    Another 3 hours and 34 minutes - Verstappen drives the fastest time in his first timed run.

  • Verstappen - 1.18.309 (C2)
  • Sainz - 1,118,647 (C3)
  • Ocon - 1.19.287 (C2)

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

    Formula 1 路 one hour ago

    Another 3 hours and 40 minutes - And there is Max Verstappen. The Dutchman sends his RB16 onto the asphalt and starts on the last test day of this week.

    Formula 1 路 one hour ago

    It is another sunny day in Catalonia.

    Rise and shine: it's time for the final day of the first # F1 Testing session @ Circuitcat_eng! Here are the runners and riders 馃憞 @ F1

    Avatar Author Pirelli MotorsportMoment of places09: 10 - 21 February 2020

    Formula 1 路 one hour ago

    Another 3 hours and 51 minutes - A lot of work is done on the Verstappen car. The wheels are not yet mounted on the car and the Dutchman is not yet in his car.

    Formula 1 路 one hour ago

    4 hours left - The light is on green. The last test day of this week is on its way.

    Formula 1 路 one hour ago

    These drivers are taking action today:

    • Max Verstappen and Alex Albon (Red Bull)
    • Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)
    • Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)
    • Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz (McLaren)
    • Esteban Ocon and Daniel Ricciardo (Renault)
    • Daniil Kvyat and Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri)
    • Lance Stroll (Racing Point)
    • Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo)
    • Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen (Haas)
    • Nicholas Latifi (Williams)

    Formula 1 路 2 hours ago

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    Formula 1 路 2 hours ago

    At Ferrari, they are ready for the third and final test day of this week in Barcelona. They start in Spain at 9 a.m.

    Ready to start 馃憡馃徑 @Circuitcat_eng # essereFerrari馃敶

    Avatar Author Scuderia Ferrari Moment of places 08: 25 - 21 February 2020

    Formula 1 路 3 hours ago

    Max Verstappen will only appear on the track during the morning session. The Dutchman therefore runs his rounds in Barcelona from 9 am to 1 pm.

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