23 February

Looking Good.

Pascal is P8 of 11. 71 laps completed. Development mileage tally reaches 582 km

Barcelona Test 1 - Day 2
23 February 2016
Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

Pascal Wehrlein brought his Manor Racing debut to an encouraging conclusion in Barcelona today, pounding out the mileage in the MRT05 to end the day P8 of 11. His best time was a 1:25.925.

Pascal Wehrlein:

Another good day in the car for me. We worked on different mechanical set-ups, which was really interesting and gave me the chance to explore and understand the car a little more. Im pretty pleased with our performance. We focused on consistency rather than the softer spectrum tyres, so we have yet to evaluate the car on the supersofts and ultrasofts, which means there is more to come. Were making good progress and I cant wait to get back in the car next week. For now though I must hand over to Rio for his turn but Ill be keeping an eye on things from the garage.

John McQuilliam, Technical Director:

Great job from Pascal again. Hes very consistent so weve been able to crack through the programme and push on with improving the car. As ever, good mileage equals plenty of data, so well be ploughing through that tonight to feed back to the factory and into development. Its Rios big day tomorrow, driving the car for the first time, but hes been soaking it all up from the sidelines and Im sure hell hit the ground running.

posted at 20:44:00 on 02/23/16 by webmaster - Category: tests