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Red Bull top first F1 test day, Alonso (McLaren) in the gravel

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During the first day of the first wintertest at the Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona’s Daniel Ricciardo in the Red Bull RB14, the fastest time ridden. The image of the day, however, was Fernando Alonso who, with his orange McLaren MCL33 in the gravel.

Prior to the first test day was still a buzzing in the pit lane. The F1 teams, Force India and Toro Rosso presented their new F1 car, while the Haas F1 team is also in the really cloth of its new F1 car did.

After the necessary photos were taken was 9 hours the light at the end of the pit lane is green and could be the first F1 wintertest start. The teams sent their new F1 cars on the track.

During the morning session reed Daniel Ricciardo in the Red Bull RB14 the fastest time, a time that in the afternoon not more improved. Valtteri Bottas put in the Mercedes the second time, followed by Kimi were times in the Ferrari.

Fernando Alonso gave the McLaren, however, for a code red. The Spaniard slid in to the last bend in the gravel after a wheel nut of his McLaren MCL33 right rear came loose, and he therefore, ultimately, on three wheels, silent. For Alonso was the biggest part of the morning session there, already managed to pass Alonso will eventually take in for the fifth time to ride.

Provisionally, therefore, an encouraging interim result for McLaren, and that after a difficult morning in which a great deal of time was lost. Tomorrow is the turn of our fellow countryman, Stoffel Vandoorne.

Results test day 1 in Barcelona:
1. D. Ricciardo Red Bull 01:20.179 105
2. V. Bottas Mercedes 01:20.349 58
3. K. Räikkönen Ferrari 01:20.506 80
4. N. Hulkenberg Renault 01:20.547 73
5. F. Alonso McLaren 01:21.339 51
6. C. Sainz Jr. Renault 01:22.168 26
7. L. Hamilton Mercedes 01:22.327 25
8. B. Hartley Scuderia Toro Rosso 01:22.371 93
9. L. Stroll Down Williams 01:22.452 46
10. R. Grosjean Haas 01:22.578 55
11. M. Ericsson Sauber 01:23.408 63
12. N. Mazepin Force India F1 01:25.628 22
13. S. Sirotkin Williams 01:44.148 28

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