23 February


Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, 4.655km
Driver: Max Verstappen
Car: STR11-02
Laps: 121
Best time: 1:26.539

James Key (Technical Director)
“Today was Max’ first day driving the STR11, so it’s good to get his feedback and compare it to Carlos’. We already had a few small chassis-side updates today, which appear to be working okay. Generally, the reliability was also good. This morning we had a minor electrical issue that needed a reset in the garage and after that it was okay. To cover 121 laps on day two of the test is extremely encouraging given that this week is all about putting mileage on the car and concentrating on all the new systems that we’ve had to introduce quickly. So we can be happy with today’s progress.”

Max Verstappen (Car 33)
“It was very nice to be back in the car today, especially after three months waiting for this day to arrive! The first laps were very exciting, also because of the new power unit – it was nice to finally discover it and it felt good straight away. We did quite a lot of laps, which is very important for the team but also for myself to get comfortable with the car. In general I’d say it was a very positive day. Maybe the time sheets don’t reflect this, but we aren’t focusing on lap times right now. I’m happy!”

posted at 21:22:00 on 02/23/16 by webmaster - Category: tests