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Barcelona Testing Morning 3: Mercedes Dominant, Stoppage for Ferrari

Mercedes have continued their strong start to 2020 Formula 1 testing, with Valtteri Bottas topping the timesheets before lunch on Friday in Barcelona. Now 24 hours removed from debuting their innovative dual-axis steering system, Bottas proved the Mercedes W11 is as fast as it is clever, with his best time of 1:15.732 a remarkable 1.370 seconds faster than his closest competitor, the Renault of Esteban Ocon. In stark contrast, 2019 title challengers Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel endured a dismal session, with an engine issue causing him to stop on track and miss out on any further running. Report in progress…
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