24 February

2016 Barcelona Test, Day Three

24 February 2016
Kevin Magnussen made his Renault Sport Formula One Team debut on the third day of testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya completing 111 laps with a best time of 1min 26.014secs, the fourth fastest of the day.

Fast Facts:
Track: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Spain, 4.7km
Chassis: R.S.16 - 01
Weather: Cold and sunny. Ambient 9C - 19C Track 10C - 24C
Programme: Set-up work, aero assessments, tyre evaluations
Laps Completed: 111
Classification: 4, 1:26.014
Interruptions: Water leak

What's Next?
Kevin Magnussen will be in action tomorrow for the fourth and final day of the first test.

Kevin Magnussen:
Its fantastic to get back in a Formula 1 car after eleven months away. Everything felt good straight away and it was great to be working with the team for the first time behind the wheel. We completed a lot of laps which is a real positive and I cant wait to jump in the car tomorrow and continue todays work.

Alan Permane, Trackside Operations Director:
A much better day for us in terms of reliability so we were able to run through a bigger programme including set-up and aero work as well as longer high fuel runs. This leaves us with a lot of data to work on with overnight. It was our first day with Kevin and he was very quickly into the groove so looks to be a very strong asset for the season ahead. We did have a water leak during the day, which was easily identified and diagnosed. Were optimistic for another positive day tomorrow.
posted at 22:47:00 on 02/24/16 by webmaster - Category: tests