FERRARI LANDS FIRST STRIKE THE REST OF THE GRID MANOR RACING
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Sebastian Vettel led the way following the first day of F1 pre-season testing at the Circuit de Catalunya, but Ferrari lagged well behind Mercedes in the overall mileage count.
Four-time world champion Vettel put the Scuderia’s new SF16-H machine top with his 1m24s lap on Monday morning, but reigning champion Lewis Hamilton had completed 156 laps in his new F1 W07-hybrid machine just before Motorsport News closed for press in the evening. Vettel in comparison completed just 69 laps during a leisurely start for Ferrari.
The result mirrors the first day of testing at the same venue last year, with Ferrari fastest and Mercedes top of the mileage chart.
Red Bull Racing finished the first day third in the times, with Daniel Ricciardo just over a second adrift of Vettel. Williams’ Valtteri Bottas was