The pre-seasonal testing of Formula 1 2020 cars ends up like it began, just like a circle. In fact, the third day of the first week of testing experiments a strong leading of both the Silver Arrow.
The leader is Valtteri Bottas. The Finn ends with a lap of 1.15.772 is showing up a strong potential, alongwith a good relationship with the W11. The runner up is his teammate Lewis Hamilton.
The third driver is, surprisingly, Esteban Ocon. The Frenchman has just returned into the Circus after an obligatory pause and he looks ready to race, on a strong and – we hope- reliable Renault.
Lance Stroll follows, with a consistent Racing Point. At the fifth place we find Daniil Kvyat on the new born Alpha Tauri.
Antonio Giovinazzi brings his Alfa Romeo in the sixth place. He definitely proved that he is worthy of his seat.
And what about Ferrari?
The Prancing Horse team was disastrous. In the morning Sebastian Vettel had the first engine failure of the season and after that moment, Ferrari had some issues to race fast like it did during the second day.
The German finished in an anonymous 13 place. After him there were only Lando Norris and the rookie Nicholas Latifi.
The polemic about Mercedes’ steering wheel is not closed yet. During the second day of testing, the FIA called it regular but it is now changing its mind. There are some rumours that say that DAS steering wheel might be called irregular in 2021.