Nikita Mazepin tops time sheet for Mercedes in Barcelona F1 test

15-05-2019 17:25
by Louis Shaw
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Nikita Mazepin tops time sheet for Mercedes in Barcelona F1 test

Nikita Mazepin has topped the timesheet for Mercedes in today's testing session in Barcelona. In his Mercedes F1 debut, the Russian racer set a 1.15.775s on the softest C5 tyre. He clocked 128 laps throughout the day and will hope that he impressed the team.  

Mercedes remains the top team after the second day of testing in Barcelona. Mazepin put in an impressive performance finishing the day only 0.264s off fellow Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas's fastest time of the test overall, which was set yesterday.

Alexander Albon managed to put in another impressive performance in his Toro Rosso and finished the day 2nd fastest. A number of other young drivers made their Formula 1 debuts and will hope that they have done enough to be invited back again in the future. 

Ferrari would have hoped that they could have finished the day faster than Mercedes but will have to wait for Monaco for an opportunity to try and beat Mercedes at something. 

Here is how the drives finished the day: 

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