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!

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a few seconds ago

The Red Bull of Verstappen is back on the track after a long break. # F1 Testing

Avatar Author Joost Nederpelt Moment of places 11: 25 - 21 February 2020

one minute ago

Still 1 hour and 36 minutes - We may not see Sebastian Vettel in action before the lunch break. The German's car, which stopped earlier, is struggling with an engine problem. Ferrari is now busy replacing the engine. The old power source is sent back to the factory in Maranello for investigation.

4 minutes ago

Another 1 hour and 39 minutes - Ha, Red Bull has repaired the suspension of Verstappen. The Dutchman returns to the asphalt.

10 minutes ago

Another 1 hour and 47 minutes - Valtteri Bottas rides the fastest time of this test week on the C3 tire. The Mercedes driver goes around Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in 1.16.674. The fastest time of Max Verstappen this week is 1.17.516. The Dutchman noted that time on a harder (and therefore slower) band than Bottas did.

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Max Verstappen damaged his suspension just after 10 a.m. and then stopped driving. The state of affairs after two hours of testing:

  • Bottas (C3) - 1.16.863 - 26 rounds
  • Verstappen (C2) - 1.17.636 - 19 rounds
  • Stroll (C3) - 1.1765 - 26 rounds
  • Ocon (C3) - 1.17.778 - 45 rounds
  • Kvyat (C3) - 1.18.179 - 29 rounds
  • Vettel (C3) - 1.18.384 - 40 rounds
  • Sainz (C3) - 1.18.409 - 43 rounds
  • Giovinazzi (C3) - 1.18.533 - 31 rounds
  • Grosjean (C3) - 1.18.749 - 21 rounds
  • Latifi (C3) - 1.19.472 - 25 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.

    21 minutes ago

    1 hour and 58 minutes left - Verstappen is not going to take action yet. The Red Bull driver is currently talking to Robert Doornbos in the Red Bull Racing motorhome. Red Bull is therefore still working to resolve the problem with the suspension of the RB16. Verstappen has done nineteen laps today.

    25 minutes ago

    2 more hours - A substantial time improvement for Valtteri Bottas. The Fin dives in his Mercedes with no less than seven tenths under the time of Verstappen. Bottas does ride on a softer (and therefore faster) tire than Verstappen did today.

    31 minutes ago

    Another 2 hours and 5 minutes - Vettel's Ferrari is back in the pits. The session will resume.

    Formula 1 路 34 minutes ago

    The session will resume at 10.55 a.m. The marshalls will have to hurry, because the Vettel car has not been eliminated yet.

    Formula 1 路 38 minutes ago

    Our video reporter Samantha van Wijk is in first rank at Vettel's car.

    Oh oh ... Ferrari in trouble ... #testingdays # f1 # formula1

    Avatar Author Samantha van WijkMoment of places10: 46 - February 21, 2020

    an hour ago

    Issue at Ferrari with Seb stopping on track ... # F1 Testing

    Avatar Authortami.Moment of places10: 36 - February 21, 2020

    Formula 1 路 one hour ago

    2 hours and 26 more minutes - Code red! Sebastian Vettel stands still. The German is responsible for the second red flag of this test week.

    an hour ago

    What does the Mercedes steering system do, and is it legal? Read the analysis of our reporter Joost Nederpelt here.

    an hour ago

    The ranking based on the number of rounds:

  • Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) - 35
  • Carlos Sainz (McLaren) - 31
  • Esteban Ocon (Renault) - 26
  • Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo) - 22
  • Max Verstappen (Red Bull) - 19
  • Lance Stroll (Racing Point) - 19
  • Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) - 18
  • Daniil Kvyat (AlphaTauri) - 15
  • Romain Grosjean (Haas) - 12
  • Nicholas Latifi (Williams) - 11
  • an hour 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.

    an hour 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.

    2 hours 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.

    2 hours 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

    2 hours 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.

    2 hours 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 2 hours 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 2 hours 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 2 hours 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 2 hours ago

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

    Formula 1 路 3 hours 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 3 hours ago

    During the second Formula 1 test day, the surprising steering system from Mercedes was the talk of the day. What kind of find did they make?

    Video

    Test days F1: Mercedes box of the day

    Formula 1 路 3 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 4 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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