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Live Reporting

Victoria Turner

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodbye!

    Thank you for joining us today, lets do it all again tomorrow.

    Testing gets under way at 08:00 GMT - join us then!

  2. All the times from the first day of testing

    It was a Mercedes one-two in Barcelona

    1. Lewis Hamilton 1:16.976 (Mercedes) laps - 94
    2. Valtteri Bottas +0.337 (Mercedes) laps - 79
    3. Sergio Perez +0.399 (Racing Point) laps - 58
    4. Max Verstappen +0.540 (Red Bull) laps - 167
    5. Daniil Kvyat +0.722 (Alpha Tauri) laps - 115
    6. Carlos Sainz +0.866 (McLaren) laps - 166
    7. Daniel Ricciardo +0.897 (Renault) laps - 54
    8. Esteban Ocon +1.028 (Renault) laps - 62
    9. George Russell +1.192 (Williams) laps - 73
    10. Lance Stroll +1.306 (Racing Point) laps - 50
    11. Charles Leclerc +1.313 (Ferrari) laps - 131
    12. Nicholas Latifi +1.406 (Williams) laps - 63
    13. Robert Kubica +1.410 (Alfa Romeo) laps - 59
    14. Kevin Magnussen +1.490 (Haas) laps - 103
    15. Antonio Giovinazzi +3.120 (Alfa Romeo) laps - 78
  3. Chequered flag

    Lewis Hamilton ends the first day of testing as the quickest driver.

  4. Post update

    Here's the Red Bull glistening under the Spanish sun.

    Max Verstappen has still completed more laps than any other driver today and his total keeps on rising. At the moment he's on his 167th rotation!

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  5. Post update

    We have had nearly eight hours of racing and still no red flag...

    Can't believe it!

  6. Another dominant performance for Mercedes

    Will the first day of testing end in a Mercedes one-two?

    With 14 minutes left it's Hamilton with the fastest time of 1:16.976, with Bottas 0.337 seconds behind.

    Lewis Hamilton
  7. New year and a new look for the Ferrari drivers

    A sneak peak at the new lids of Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc.

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  8. Post update

    A busy morning in the car for George Russell, followed by what looks like a busy afternoon out of the car too.

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  9. 100 laps for Racing Point

    The team are putting their testing sessions to good use.

    Sergio Perez is currently third quickest, with Lance Stroll in 10th.

    View more on twitter
  10. Alpha Tauri on schedule

    Dan Knutson

    F1 journalist in Barcelona

    Things are going very well for Alpha Tauri on this first day of testing.

    That is the word from Alpha Tauri team principal Franz Tost who met with the media in the paddock earlier this afternoon.

    “So far we are absolutely on schedule because on the morning of the first day we said we wanted to do as many aerodynamic measurements as possible,” Tost said. “We went out with different rigs and we tested different front and rear right heights – just to get a feeling about the aerodynamics of the car, and if everything correlates with the wind tunnel and the CFD.

    “This is the normal process you do with a new car. Up to now they got a lot of data and hopefully they can use it in the best possible way, and from the speed we are there. As you can see the midfield is very, very close together. It is a matter of hundredths of a second, and we must work very hard to be in the front part of this midfield. The season will become very tough because all these teams are very close together. But that is good for F1, because F1 is entertainment, and people want to see this.”

    Were there any problems today?

    “No, so far no problems and I hope it will stay like this,” Tost said. “As we see other teams don’t have problems either because nearly all the teams managed to do more 50 laps in the morning on the first test day. And that shows how high the level is an F1 on the reliability side.”

  11. The top five with 30 minutes remaining

    It's the final session of the day

    1. Lewis Hamilton 1:16.976 (Mercedes) laps - 77
    2. Valtteri Bottas +0.337 (Mercedes) laps - 79
    3. Sergio Perez +0.399 (Racing Point) laps - 58
    4. Max Verstappen +0.540 (Red Bull) laps - 161
    5. Daniil Kvyat +0.722 (AlphaTauri) laps - 95
  12. Get Involved


    The bad hair debate continues...

    This time Vettel gets a mention for some bad hairstyles.

    Keep your suggestions coming in!

    Pictures of Sebastian Vettel hairstyles
  13. The most laps so far goes to...

    Max Verstappen - he's gone around the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya 158 times so far.

    Pretty impressive!

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  14. Get Involved


    Dan: Isn't it great to see all 10 teams showing early says of reliability! Williams already outdoing the whole of their testing laps last year in one day this time around! McLaren 127 laps up, encouraging signs!

    Cameron: Great stuff for McLaren today, completing more than 130 laps. Could this be a positive reading for tomorrow when Lando Norris gets to test for them? Well I certainly hope so.

    Adam: I like how Ferrari are doing this first day, not setting huge times like the Mercedes, and just getting the runs done.

  15. There's only one hour to go!

    Hamilton is still fastest...

    All the times set so far:

    1. Lewis Hamilton 1:16.976 (Mercedes) laps - 72
    2. Valtteri Bottas +0.337 (Mercedes) laps - 79
    3. Sergio Perez +0.399 (Racing Point) laps - 58
    4. Max Verstappen +0.540 (Red Bull) laps - 149
    5. Daniil Kvyat +0.722 (AlphaTauri) laps - 90
    6. Carlos Sainz +1.025 (McLaren) laps - 139
    7. Esteban Ocon +1.028 (Renault) laps - 62
    8. Daniel Ricciardo +1.120 (Renault) laps - 36
    9. George Russell +1.192 (Williams) laps - 73
    10. Lance Stroll +1.306 (Racing Point) laps - 34
    11. Charles Leclerc +1.313 (Ferrari) laps - 112
    12. Nicholas Latifi +1.400 (Williams) laps - 55
    13. Robert Kubica +1.410 (Alfa Romeo) laps - 59
    14. Kevin Magnussen +1.490 (Haas) laps - 92
    15. Antonio Giovinazzi +3.120 (Alfa Romeo) laps - 55
  16. 'The car feels very good'

    Dan Knutson

    F1 journalist in Barcelona

    Renault driver Esteban Ocon clocked the fifth fastest time and completed 62 laps in the morning session. He spoke to the media during the lunch break.

    “So far, the testing went really well,” he said. “We completed our morning programme, without any issues, which was nice. The car feels very good to start with. It feels very well born. It is predictable. I think it is a solid base to start with.

    “I tried to have the first feel (of the car). It is not true that I am not leaning on it yet. I am driving and trying to get the rust off of me. It has been some time since I properly drove a car, with somebody next to me and having references etc. I’m just trying to get back up to speed. It is important to have decent lap times to feel how the car reacts in a race or practice condition.”

    Esteban Ocon
  17. Most memorable hairstyles in F1


    In honour of Antonio Giovinazzi's pony tail at testing today I thought this would be a great way of taking a trip down memory lane to reminisce about previous hairstyles.

    We have already featured Jarno Trulli and his infamous high pony tail, but what about the wild and crazy long locks of Romain Grosjean that he debuted back in 2009 - do we approve?

    Romain Grosjean
  18. 90 minutes remaining...

    Here is what the top five currently looks like:

    1. Lewis Hamilton 1:16.978 (Mercedes) laps - 57
    2. Valtteri Bottas +0.335 (Mercedes) laps - 79
    3. Sergio Perez +0.397 (Racing Point) laps - 58
    4. Daniil Kvyat +0.809 (AlphaTauri) laps - 137
    5. Max Verstappen +1.023 (Red Bull) laps - 132

    Great times posted by Kvyat in the AlphaTauri!