Alfa Romeo became the second team to beat their 2020 testing time, while Renault are the only team to have covered less than 1,000 kilometres.
Kimi Raikkonen was quickest on day two of testing but also caused the first red flag of the week when his Alfa Romeo came to a stop.
Sergio Perez went even quicker in the Racing Point as day two of testing began, while Mercedes’ new steering wheel system became a focus of attention.
Less than two hours after the first test of 2020 began, Racing Point’s new RP20 beat the best time the team set in the whole of last year’s pre-season test.
The two Mercedes drivers occupied the top spots on the timing sheets at the end of the first day of pre-season testing and covered more laps than any other team.
Valtteri Bottas and Sergio Perez were separated by just six hundredths of a second as the first four hours of pre-season testing came to an end at the Circuit de Catalunya.
AlphaTauri team principal Franz Tost says Honda has made “big progress” and targeted a top five finish in the constructors’ championship for his team.