F1 Paddock Pass: Barcelona testing day four (VIDEO)


Formula 1’s pre-season test running in Barcelona came to a close on Friday as Kimi Raikkonen blitzed his way to the fastest time of the winter.

Raikkonen was the only driver to dip below the 1:19s mark in Barcelona over the eight days of running, flirting with the fastest ever lap at the circuit on the outskirts of the city.

The result acted as a statement of intent from Ferrari upon which to finish testing, leaving Mercedes to settle for second place in the pecking order with Red Bull for close company.

It was another disastrous day for McLaren, though, as the team suffered two more on-track stoppages amid ongoing issues with its Honda power unit.

Recapping the final day of pre-season testing, NBCSN pit reporter Will Buxton brings you the latest edition of Paddock Pass.

In today’s episode, Will speaks to Haas driver Romain Grosjean, Force India deputy chief Bob Fernley, plus NBCSN analysts Steve Matchett and Leigh Diffey.

You can watch part one above, with part two below.

Paddock Pass returns at the Australian Grand Prix on the March 26 weekend.