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Bottas and Merc finish on top

Valtteri Bottas set a new testing lap record for the Circuit de Catalunya as Mercedes ended the first in-season test on top of the timesheets in Barcelona. Bottas posted a 1:16.904 on supersoft tyres in the morning session, lowering the previous record of 1:17.182 which Sebastian Vettel had set in pre-season testing. The Finn also racked up 139 laps - more than double a Spanish GP race distance - as he finished 0.068s of Antonio Giovinazzi's Ferrari, the Italian completing the most laps with 148. Bottas' time was over six tenths quicker than the leading time Max Verstappen had set in the Red Bull on day one, but still well down on Lewis Hamilton's pole lap of 1:16.1 at the weekend's grand...
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