Formula 1 pre-season testing: Lewis Hamilton sets fastest time of the week

Lewis Hamilton ended the first pre-season test fastest – but his Mercedes team-mate George Russell warned not to take the lap times too seriously. Russell said: “Lap time-wise, I don’t think it’s representative at all.”. Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel was fifth fastest, on the softest tyre, ahead of Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, on the same tyre as Verstappen. McLaren’s Lando Norris, fastest on the first day of the test, was 11th quickest on Friday. Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz, seventh fastest on the final day, said: “It doesn’t feel great. 1 Lewis Hamilton (GB) Mercedes one minute 19.138 seconds **. ** = time set on C5 tyre, the softest; * = C4 tyre; all other times set on C3.

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