Sebastian Vettel set the fastest time on the second day of wet weather testing in Paul Ricard as Pirelli logged another 374 laps of data for the development of its wet F1 tyres.
Ferrari, Red Bull and McLaren were present at the two-day test in the South of France, running 2015-spec cars and clocking up a total of 2,326kms between them. Pirelli's aim was to gather data to help develop its full wet tyre by running different combinations of compound and tread pattern on prototype tyres to minimise aquaplaning and increase grip levels.
The cars ran together on track with the circuit being doused between runs by Paul Ricard's trackside sprinklers. Vettel set a fastest time of 1:06.750 as Pirelli used the second day to simulate drying conditions after a day of simulating full wet conditions on Monday.
Although the times have no relevance to the upcoming season, Vettel finished 0.083s ahead of Daniil Kvyat in the Red Bull and just over a second faster than Stoffel Vandoorne, who completed his second day at the wheel of the McLaren MP4-30. The teams were not allowed to test 2016 components and had to stick to Pirelli's run plan over the two days.
The next official test will take place at the Circuit de Catalunya outside Barcelona on February 22 and will see the 2016 cars hit track together for the first time.
1. Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, 1:06.750, 134 laps
2. Daniil Kvyat, Red Bull, 1:06.833, 113 laps
3. Stoffel Vandoorne, McLaren, 1:07.758, 127 laps