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Barcelona Test Day 3: Bottas tops as Mercedes end first test on a high

Mercedes ended the first test on a high and fired a stern warning to their rivals as Valtteri Bottas’s set a scorcher of a lap that was good enough for top spot on the timesheets. Lewis Hamilton popped to second in the afternoon session albeit nearly a second off his team mate’s blistering flying lap. With their DAS system still grabbing headlines, Mercedes continued their impressive pace with Bottas setting his leading lap of 1m15.732s on the softest – C5 – tyre compound with Hamilton’s time of 1m16.642s coming likewise on the softest rubber. Both Silver Arrows drivers managed more than a full Grand Prix distance on Day 3, underlining their reliability as they prepare to fight...
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