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Summary

  1. Raikkonen ends quickest for Ferrari
  2. Hamilton second for Mercedes; Verstappen's Red Bull third
  3. McLaren lose time because of engine change
  4. Williams end running early due to car damage

Live Reporting

By Jamie Strickland

All times stated are UK

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Thanks and goodbye

We'll shut this page down now but Andrew Benson's full report will be live on the site soon, in which we will have a full breakdown of today's times and a photo gallery of all the cars.

We're back with you from 07:55 GMT tomorrow.

See you then.

Quick word on Mercedes

167 laps for the Brackley-based team today - 101 of those done by Bottas in a single afternoon.

Quick and, it would seem, bulletproof.

A potent mix. 

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Russian GP to remain in Sochi until 2025

A bit of news to bring you as the flag waves...

The Russian Grand Prix is to remain on the Formula 1 calendar until 2025, according to the country's deputy prime minister.

Dimitry Kozak told state news agency Tass that organisers have agreed a new contract, which will replace a deal that was due to expire in 2020.

Sochi hosted the first Russian Grand Prix in 2014 on the same site that was used for some of the events at that year's Winter Olympics.

This year's race is on 30 April.

Chequered flag

Kimi Raikkonen finishes quickest on the second day of pre-season testing in Barcelona.

1 Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari 1:20.960* 

2 Lewis Hamilton (GB) Mercedes 1:20.983** 

3 Max Verstappen (Ned) Red Bull 1:22.200* 

4 Kevin Magnussen (Den) Haas 1:22.204** 

5 Esteban Ocon (Fra) Force India 1:22.509** 

6 Daniil Kvyat (Rus) Toro Rosso 1:22.956* 

7 Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Mercedes 1:22.986* 

8 Jolyon Palmer (GB) Renault 1:24.139* 

9 Antonio Giovinazzi (Ita) Sauber 1:24.671* 

10 Stoffel Vandoorne (Bel) McLaren 1:25.600* 

11 Lance Stroll (Can) Williams 1:26.040*** 

*time set on soft tyres 

**time set on super-soft tyres

***time set on medium tyres 

Two minutes to go...

I think it's all over bar the shouting.

Ten minutes to go and there's still plenty of cars circulating. 

Valtteri Bottas is closing in on 100 laps - having only got in the car this afternoon. 

Impressive stuff.

Improvement for Vandoorne

The McLaren is up and running finally and has just moved off the foot of the standings.

Vandoorne does a 1:25.6 on the soft tyre to move ahead of Lance Stroll's Williams, which only completed 12 laps today after sustaining damage this morning.  

Magnussen into P4

Haas' Magnussen is having another go on the supersofts and now he's done a 1:22.204, dropping Ocon to fifth. 

Ton up for Raikkonen

Another driver breaks the 100-lap barrier and Raikkonen is the man to do it. 

It's been two very good days for Ferrari.

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Two-time champions meet

"Seriously, Fernando, that 1998 McLaren was so damn good. Just so quick right out the box... 

"Fernando? Fernando? Are you ok? You've glazed over."


          Spotted in the #McLaren garage. Two world champions deep in conversation... #F1Testing #FlyingFinn

Spotted in the #McLaren garage. Two world champions deep in conversation... #F1Testing #FlyingFinn

Spin for Bottas

This was from the Finn's race-sim run a little earlier. App users my have to click on the link.

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Magnussen goes fifth

The supersoft tyre has come up trumps for Haas, you won'd be surprised to hear. 

On the grippy rubber Magnussen pops in 1:22.795 to reclaim fifth place from Toro Rosso's Kvyat. 

The Dane has also passed 100 laps for Haas today. 

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

Maybe it's because I know there's a Frenchman lurking under there but Grosjean's helmet has a distinctly Daft Punk-y feel to it.

He'll be in the Haas tomorrow, by the way.

Impatient....??? 😂😂😂 #r8g #helmetselfie

Impatient....??? 😂😂😂 #r8g #helmetselfie

Bottas out again

He's on the medium tyre and lapping sedately in the 1:25s so far. 

No Hollywood finale for the Finn.

Yet.

McLaren still struggling

Vandoorne has emerged from the pits again for McLaren and has a two-lap recce this time before returning to his garage. 

Will they get any meaningful running in before the end of play today?

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Further improvement for Kvyat

P6 now for the Toro Rosso man, displacing Magnussen's Haas by a tenth on the same soft tyre.

Dan Knutson

F1 journalist in Barcelona

A year ago the new Haas team made its testing debut at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Esteban Gutierrez ended up sixth fastest with a time of 1:25.524, and he completed 79 laps.

Today, on the second day of the test and with just over an hour to go, Haas driver Kevin Magnussen was sixth fastest with a time of 1:23.200, and he had completed 92 laps.

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Kvyat improves

We've not said much about the handsome Toro Rosso today but it's just improved in Daniil Kvyat's hands. 

The Russian puts on a set of soft tyres and does a 1:23.498, good for seventh place. 

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Testing. The annual event when I reactivate my twitter account so I can get a mention on #BBCF1

Ha, good luck with that, Elliot. Not on my watch.

Oh.

Bottas in the groove

Here's a snipped of back-to-back lap times by Valtteri Bottas during his race-sim run.

1:25.241; 1:25.020; 1:25.661; 1:25.859; 1:25.455; 1:25.212; 1:25.502; 1:25.204.  

That, my friends, is consistency.   

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Why don't the other teams use both drivers? @MercedesAMGF1 are getting twice the amount of laps in #bbcf1

Rejoice, McLaren fans!


          Update: after completing a full PU change, we'll be heading back out this afternoon. #F1Testing

Update: after completing a full PU change, we'll be heading back out this afternoon. #F1Testing

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Okay okay no conclusions but atleast one conclusion..that ferrari is much much muuuuch faster than last year's #bbcf1

Red Bull into top three

Not as many laps on the board today as Red Bull would have liked but they are at least showing good pace. 

Max Verstappen goes third with a 1:22.2 on softs, three tenths up on Esteban Ocon's Force India, which set its best time on the supersoft. 

Quick lap count check

1. Raikkonen 76 

2. Hamilton 66

 3. Ocon 43 

4. Bottas 63 

5. Verstappen 44 

6. Magnussen 92 

7. Palmer 26 

8. Kvyat 44 

9. Giovinazzi 33 

10. Stroll 12 

11. Vandoorne 29 

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When are Honda going to get their act together? I have been a McLaren fan for as long as I can remember and this is depressing me now #bbcf1

All hail the giant nostril

#bbcf1

The fact that @redbullracing closed the shutters clearly indicates that there is some real magic behind the fancy nostril going on… #bbcf1

Improvements for Palmer and Giovinazzi

After forgettable morning sessions, I think Renault's Jolyon Palmer and Sauber's Antonio Giovinazzi are enjoying themselves out there. 

Palmer, on the soft tyre, is now up to 24 laps and has climbed to seventh place with a best time of 1:24.198.

Giovinazzi, meanwhile, has done a 1:25.983 on the medium tyres and is up to ninth place, with 29 laps completed.

Giovinazzi
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.@KevinMagnussen back on @pirellisport #PZero Yellow softs during a +50 lap run here @Circuitcat_eng. 90 laps and counting. 👊🏻

The Force India of Esteban Ocon, who caused the red-flag stoppage before lunch, is back out there and hooning around on the supersoft tyre. 

He does a 1:22.509 to consolidate his grip on third place.