2020 Barcelona Pre-Season Test 1 Live

21 February, 2020 - 17:11

That's a wrap on our live coverage of the opening F1 pre-season test of 2020, but we will be back in Barcelona next week for the second three-day test, which runs between February 26-28. 

21 February, 2020 - 17:08

And here is our report from the last day of action of the first test...

21 February, 2020 - 17:04

Here is how the final day of the first F1 test finished up on the timesheet 

21 February, 2020 - 17:00

Chequered flag on Day 3 of Test 1!

21 February, 2020 - 16:47

Ricciardo isn't letting that earlier spin slow him down though as he puts in a 1m17.574s to move up to P7 on today's timesheet.

21 February, 2020 - 16:38

Here's that spin by Ricciardo from earlier... 

21 February, 2020 - 16:35

Norris teases a serious lap time gain but backs off in the final sector to only improve with a 1m 18.477s.

21 February, 2020 - 16:30

Ricciardo is back on track after his stop at Turn 9 an hour ago but he's throwing about the R.S.20 too much as he spins at Turn 13.

21 February, 2020 - 16:19

A lot of teams have split their running plans between their two drivers today and with the three red flag stoppages it means the lap totals are a little lower than Day 1 and Day 2. Stroll is only the second driver to surpass the 100-lap marker today after Giovinazzi, but collectively Renault, Mercedes, Red Bull and McLaren have also achieved the feat.

21 February, 2020 - 16:05
21 February, 2020 - 15:56

Green flag - away we go with 64 minutes of Test 1 to go!

21 February, 2020 - 15:51
21 February, 2020 - 15:47

Ricciardo's Renault is being recovered by the circuit marshals so there is a brief pause in the action until the R.S.20 is returned to the team garage.

21 February, 2020 - 15:43

Ricciardo has stopped on track on the entry to Turn 9. It hasn't been the smoothest of running for Renault today and this will not help things. Red flag!

21 February, 2020 - 15:37

Hamilton lines up for a hot lap on the softest tyres available but gets it all sideways through Turn 13 which messes up the lap. The Mercedes driver does improve on his personal best with a 1m 16.516s but remains 0.784s off the earlier effort from Bottas.

21 February, 2020 - 15:19
21 February, 2020 - 15:05
21 February, 2020 - 14:58

Counting down to just two hours left of the first pre-season test. Plenty of cars on track without much change in the timesheet order as temperatures begin to cool off in the late afternoon sunshine.

21 February, 2020 - 14:41

Haas confirms it is done for the day following Magnussen's crash earlier this afternoon. The damage done means the team can't get worthwhile running in over the last two-and-a-bit hours.

21 February, 2020 - 14:15