Lewis Hamilton started his 2020 Formula 1 campaign with a powerful statement of intent as he topped the first day of pre-season testing in Spain.
Hamilton and team-mate Valtteri Bottas shared the driving for Mercedes and ended the day first and second fastest.
The world champion was 0.337 seconds quicker than Bottas, who headed Racing Point’s Sergio Perez by 0.062secs.
Hamilton’s time was set on the ‘hard’ compound of tyre, whereas Bottas and Perez were on the faster ‘medium’.
Bottas described the day as “a nice starting point” and said: “The car feels good.”