Recently, Lewis Hamilton had made suggestions that showed that his Brackley-based team had made a lot of progress in understanding how to better manage its long runs on Tuesday.

This was made evident on Wednesday when his Mercedes team mate, Valtteri Bottas completed more laps than anyone to continue those efforts.

Bottaswho was running without the T-wing,produced his best lap of 1m31.771s early in the session. Later on, he shifted to much longer stints in an attempt to try and unlock the reasons behind his own tyre struggles on Sundayin the Bahrain GP.

However, the first red flag of the day was brought out by Bottas just after 1pm when his car stopped on track at Turn 4.

Another team trying to unlock the potential it feels it has in its car is Force India. Its driver, Esteban Ocon was on hand to set the second fastest time of the morning before handing over his car in the afternoon to Sergio Perez.

The third fastest was Daniil Kvyatof Toro Rosso’s who came in no more than 0.071 seconds behind Ocon. Sebastian Vettel of the Ferrari team was the fourth fastest after being confined to the garage for a better part of the morning.


Ferrari’s Middle East & Africa general manager, Giulio Zauner is very happy about the future of the company.

Ferrari started the car making business in 1947, the same year in which Europe was being rebuilt after her Second World War experience. Though as formidable as Ferrari was, the two-seater racer’s pioneering stage was actually unpromising, the company sold the 125 S to fund their car racing endeavors.

70 years later, Ferrari has become one of the most-recognized brands on planet, with a long list of exotic cars that excite everyone.

“As Ferrari, we really want to do something with clients, not just show off, this is not Ferrari. And I tell you, we will surprise. We cannot tell you more, but we will do something, let me say, outstanding,” Zauner said.

He explained that the since this year was such a remarkable milestone for the company, it will be packed with 12 months of activities and fun filled editions with several events spanning a total of 60 countries.