Vettel edges Bottas in F1 testing

Ferrari got the better of Mercedes at the top of the leaderboard on Day 2 of F1® testing in Barcelona, as Sebastian Vettel set the benchmark in both laps and time.

The German completed 98 laps and topped the timesheets with a 1:19.673, while Valtteri Bottas (94 laps) was second quickest, three tenths behind, in his Mercedes.

Australia's Daniel Ricciardo, who was fastest on the opening day of testing, did not drive on Day 2, with Max Verstappen posting 67 laps for Aston Martin Red Bull Racing.

Further down the field, Robert Kubica completed 48 laps in his first pre-season test since 2011, the Williams reserve driver clocking a faster time than teammate Sergey Sirotkin.

Kubica has not raced in Formula One since 2010, his career in the sport interrupted by life-altering injuries he suffered in a rally crash.

He had been tested for a seat at Williams and Renault, but was not considered by the French squad, while Sirotkin was preferred in the race seat for the Grove-based outfit.

The Pole is set to feature in three practice sessions this year, and impressed in frigid temperatures in Barcelona as he finished with a best time of one minute and 21.495 seconds, Sirotkin only able to manage a 1:21.822 from his 52 laps.

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