Flying lap of the Circuit de Catalunya onboard Valtteri Bottas
Finland’s Valtteri Bottas set the fastest lap during the second day of testing at the Circuit de Catalunya. The Mercedes driver was one of two drivers to set a lap time below the 1:20 mark. His lap time was 1:19.310 and the only driver who was able to get close to him was former teammate Felipe Massa who set a time of 1:19.420.
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The session was marred by an accident for Kimi Raikkonen in the Ferrari. Bottas set the lap on a set of supersoft tires while Massa was on the ultrasoft tire. His lap time is more than half a second faster than the lap time set by Mark Webber in 2010.
As you head down the main straight, you brake hard for the right-left sequence of Turns 1 and 2. Immediately following that is the long right hander of Turn 3 which leads into another right-handed corner.
Still on board with Bottas as he heads into the tight left-hander at Turn 5. Opening up the throttle and goes through the small kink before another right-hander. Exiting the right-hander, Bottas heads down the back straight before braking hard for the hairpin.
What follows next is a left-hander that leads into a right-handed corner. Then he heads into a right-left-right sequence of corners before exiting the final corner that leads to the main straight.
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