Williams’ Felipe Massa takes out Bottas, Hamilton on pre-season final test first run

Felipe Massa

To fill in the empty seat of Valtteri Bottas at Williams, Brazilan veteran Felipe Massa was called out from his brief retirement and in the 2017’s second and final pre-season test at Spain’s Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya Massa has proved his worth.

Massa topped the race along with the best lap, a 1m 19.726s set on Pirelli’s supersoft tyres. Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo came in second at 1m 19.900s on ultrasoft rubber. The 35-year-old dominated the most of the race, which is filled with younger drivers. He made a breathtaking 168 laps on his FW40.

Ferrari carried on its powerful start of the first test, with Sebastian Vettel becoming third and the last driver in the 1m 20s barrier as the German equaled Massa’s lap tally in the SF70H.

On the other hand, world champions Mercedes slowed down as compared to its opening test performance with Lewis Hamilton ending the day fourth while new team-mate and the fastest in the first test Valtteri Bottas finished fifth.



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