Leclerc impresses for Ferrari on 2nd day of F1 preseason

Ferrari driver Charles Leclerq of Monaco steers his car during a Formula One pre-season testing session at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montme...
Toro Rosso driver Alexander Albon of Thailand steers his car during a Formula One pre-season testing session at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in M...
Renault driver Nico Hulkenberg of Germany steers his car during a Formula One pre-season testing session at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montm...
Red Bull driver Pierre Gasly of France, center, talks with team staff after crashing his car during a Formula One pre-season testing session at the Ba...

Ferrari driver Charles Leclerq of Monaco steers his car during a Formula One pre-season testing session at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montme...

Toro Rosso driver Alexander Albon of Thailand steers his car during a Formula One pre-season testing session at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in M...

Renault driver Nico Hulkenberg of Germany steers his car during a Formula One pre-season testing session at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montm...

Red Bull driver Pierre Gasly of France, center, talks with team staff after crashing his car during a Formula One pre-season testing session at the Ba...

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Ferrari newcomer Charles Leclerc clocked the fastest lap and put in the most mileage of any driver on the second day of Formula One preseason testing.

Leclerc set the pace on Tuesday with a lap of 1 minute, 18.247 seconds at the Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit. He also was the busiest driver with 157 laps completed.

McLaren's 19-year-old rookie Lando Norris was the second fastest, followed by Kevin Magnussen in his Haas.

Leclerc's Ferrari teammate, former champion Sebastian Vettel, also set the best time and the highest amount of completed laps on Monday when testing began.

The 21-year-old Leclerc joined Ferrari after impressing in his first F1 campaign with Sauber. He replaced veteran Kimi Raikkonen.

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