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Barcelona pre-season test 2022

Which teams completed the most laps on the second day of testing?

While fast times make for good headlines, the main aim of pre-season testing is to get a solid understanding of a new F1 car. Which teams accumulated the most laps on the second day of testing in Barcelona?

Ferrari set the standard on the second day of pre-season testing, with Charles Leclerc finishing as the quickest driver. On top of their pace, the Scuderia also racked up the highest amount of mileage between their two drivers over the day.

With sheer lap count being a primary goal of pre-season testing as teams strive for mileage to better understand their new cars, Ferrari added 150 laps of track time to their Wednesday accumulation.

AlphaTauri finished second, with Pierre Gasly clocking up 147 laps by himself to add two race distances to the team's gathered data from Wednesday.

Aston Martin, McLaren and Alpine finished with almost an identical number of laps – 127, 126 and 125 laps respectively.

At the opposite end of the table, Red Bull completed just 78 laps on Thursday. After a gearbox issue ruled Sergio Perez out of completing the morning session, the resulting fixes and changes to his RB18 meant he didn't rejoin the action until midway through the afternoon.

Also struggling for mileage were Alfa Romeo. After a tough first day, Alfa fared better on Thursday as Guanyu Zhou and Valtteri Bottas managed 92 laps between them – this figure still only enough to keep them ahead of Red Bull's compromised day.

Barcelona F1 testing lap count by team (Day 2 - Thursday)

Team Laps (Day 1) Laps (Day 2) Test total
Ferrari 153 150 303
AlphaTauri 121 147 268
Aston Martin 119 127 246
McLaren 103 126 229
Alpine 127 125 252
Williams 132 108 240
Haas 43 107 150
Mercedes 127 106 233
Alfa Romeo 32 92 124
Red Bull 147 78 225

Gasly the most productive driver

In terms of the individual lap charts, Gasly was the clear winner as he put in 147 trouble-free laps of the circuit as one of the four drivers to tackle the full day for his team.

Daniel Ricciardo, Esteban Ocon and Perez were the other three, with Ricciardo and Ocon also joining Gasly at the top of the mileage charts.

With Perez encountering issues during the day, he managed just 78 laps in total to finish fifth overall.

Like Day 1, Leclerc completed the most laps (79) out of the drivers who spent half a day at the wheel, while Sebastian Vettel, Carlos Sainz and Zhou also completed race distances.

Barcelona F1 testing lap count by driver (Day 2 - Thursday)

Driver Laps
Pierre Gasly 147
Daniel Ricciardo 126
Esteban Ocon 125
Charles Leclerc 79
Sergio Perez 78
Sebastian Vettel 74
Carlos Sainz 71
Guanyu Zhou 71
George Russell 66
Mick Schumacher 66
Nicholas Latifi 61
Lance Stroll 55
Alex Albon 47
Nikita Mazepin 42
Lewis Hamilton 40
Valtteri Bottas 21

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