2019 Barcelona Pre-Season Test 1 Live

21 February, 2019 - 17:10

Thanks for joining our live coverage across the opening test. We will be back in the paddock reporting from Barcelona during the second and final week of testing, which begins on February 26. We hope you will join us again! 

21 February, 2019 - 17:09

And that marks the end of the opening test. As always with testing it is difficult to gauge a true reading of the order but Ferrari has looked particularly impressive, while Williams recovered from its delays by racking up some late mileage. 

Mercedes finally showed a glimpse of its performance today but has largely kept its card close throughout the first test by focusing on long distance running, while the midfield fight looks to be close once more. Overall most of the teams have enjoyed excellent reliability, with only a few spins and stoppages throughout. 

21 February, 2019 - 17:06
21 February, 2019 - 17:05
21 February, 2019 - 17:02

The chequered flag is out and that is it for the first test! Hulkenberg ends the final day with the fastest time. 

21 February, 2019 - 17:00

Giovinazzi was briefly back out in his Alfa Romeo but he has come to a halt and a final red flag is flown as the click hits 6pm local time. 

21 February, 2019 - 16:57

Russell is not messing around as he heads straight out for a final run. 

21 February, 2019 - 16:56

Or maybe not! The green flag is waved with less than five minutes to go. 

21 February, 2019 - 16:54

That could well signal the end of running today, given there are just six minutes left. 

21 February, 2019 - 16:53

Red flag! It's a third red flag of the day as Giovinazzi grinds to a halt just outside of the pitlane. 

21 February, 2019 - 16:49

Norris is the late mover as he finally gains some places. He's up to seventh thanks to a 1m18.431s, a tenth faster than Giovinazzi in the Alfa Romeo. 

21 February, 2019 - 16:48

We are nearing the final 10 minutes of the opening pre-season test in Barcelona. 

21 February, 2019 - 16:43
21 February, 2019 - 16:40

It doesn't look like Russell will be setting any fast laps. He's currently running around with a huge aerodynamic device - which can only be described as a monstrosity - attached to his FW42. 

21 February, 2019 - 16:37

20 minutes left of running in this first test - will anyone go for a fast lap to snatch the final day headlines? 

21 February, 2019 - 16:36
21 February, 2019 - 16:34
21 February, 2019 - 16:33

It's another improvement from Norris but he stays 11th. He's been chipping away at his best laps in the last half an hour or so but has around four tenths to find if he is going to move up the order.

21 February, 2019 - 16:24
21 February, 2019 - 16:22

Leclerc heads back out onto the circuit on a set of fresh, shiny new boots.