2019 Barcelona Pre-Season Test 2 Live

1 March, 2019 - 17:14

Plenty to digest over the next few days before F1 track action returns with the 2019 opening round in Australia on March 15-17.

1 March, 2019 - 17:13

So that concludes F1 pre-season testing for this year. What an intense and interesting couple of weeks it has been. Ferrari look fast but suffer mechanical problems on each day of the second test while Mercedes look to close the gap on the Italians.

1 March, 2019 - 17:08

And here's a round-up of all today's testing action. 

1 March, 2019 - 17:03

Here is how the times finished up today. 

1 March, 2019 - 17:00

Chequered flag signals the end of F1 pre-season testing for 2019.

1 March, 2019 - 16:59

Hamilton, Hulkenberg and Kvyat all head out but will be greeted by the chequered flag in a matter of seconds.

1 March, 2019 - 16:59

There is time! With three minutes to go the green flag is shown/

1 March, 2019 - 16:53

The Dane has come to a halt at Turn 4. Not clear on what has caused his stop but that could be it for pre-season testing with seven minutes to go.

1 March, 2019 - 16:47

Red flag! Kevin Magnussen stops on track in the Haas

1 March, 2019 - 16:43
1 March, 2019 - 16:40

With 20 minutes to go Sainz has rejoined the action for McLaren on the C2 tyres but so far nobody is challenging for a late top time.

1 March, 2019 - 16:35

An unspectacular first timed lap from both Hamilton and Hulkenberg on this stint.

1 March, 2019 - 16:33

Hamilton is back out on track again, followed by Hulkenberg, with the Mercedes driver on C4s.

1 March, 2019 - 16:29

After all the excitement it is just Magnussen left on track on a long run in the 1m 21s, while Kubica continues to head in and out of the pits for practice starts.

1 March, 2019 - 16:22

It is a 1m 16.367s by Hamilton who loses over one-tenth of a second in the middle sector compared to Vettel's leading time. He eases off immediately before pitting again.

1 March, 2019 - 16:19

Hamilton has now emerged on a fresh set of C5 tyres, the softest compound available from Pirelli, so hold on to your headlines.

1 March, 2019 - 16:16

Hamilton is yet to attempt another fast lap to see if he can find that 0.003s but Hulkenberg has joined the 1m 16s club for Renault with a 1m 16.843s to go P4 for the day.

1 March, 2019 - 16:06

Hamilton turns in a 1m16.224s on his first flying lap! That's just 0.003s shy of Vettel's benchmark. We might just have a world championship on our hands, ladies and gentlemen! 

1 March, 2019 - 16:05

Hamilton heads out on a set of C5s... Are we about to see what the Mercedes is really made of?

1 March, 2019 - 16:02