02 March

Barcelona Test Two - Day Two

02 March 2016, Barcelona
Lewis and Nico continue to double up on day two in Barcelona

Date: Wednesday 02 March 2016
Circuit: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Drivers: Lewis Hamilton (AM), Nico Rosberg (PM)
No of Laps: Lewis Hamilton 73, Nico Rosberg 91
Circuit Length: 4.655 km
Kilometres Covered: Lewis Hamilton 340 km, Nico Rosberg 424 km
Best Lap Time: Lewis Hamilton 1:23.622, Nico Rosberg 1:26.298

Weather: Clear, Dry, Mild

MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS continued the second pre-season test of the 2016 season today at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, with Lewis Hamilton at the wheel of the Mercedes-Benz F1 W07 Hybrid in the morning and Nico Rosberg in the cockpit during the afternoon.
Lewis emerged for his first run at 09:05, completing 73 laps before the hour-long lunch break at 13:00. Nico completed a further 91 laps in the afternoon - finishing for the day at 18:00
Today's programme focused on low fuel runs (morning) and a race simulation (afternoon)
Mercedes-Benz Power Units today completed a total of 2230 km
Mercedes-Benz Junior driver Pascal Wehrlein completed a total of 368 km (79 laps) for Manor Racing
Nico will be at the wheel of the F1 W07 Hybrid tomorrow morning, Lewis in the afternoon

Lewis Hamilton
Reliability is our strength at the moment. The strength within the team has grown even further. It's really motivating for the season. The car was good, quite strong, we did some lower fuel running today but some work needs to be done balance wise. Getting onto the softer tyre was a good experience but we've got some work to do still.

Nico Rosberg
It was another useful day of testing. I did a full Melbourne race simulation and I feel well prepared now for the first race. The team have done a great job so far both in the factory and here on track. The car feels great out there and I haven't had a major problem yet. I hope this will continue for the last two days.

Pos. Driver Team Time Laps
1 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:23.261 107
2 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS 1:23.622 73
3 Kevin Magnussen Renault 1:23.933 126
4 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:24.611 151
5 Jenson Button McLaren 1:25.183 121
6 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:25.235 135
7 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1:25.300 166
8 Sergio Perez Force India 1:25.593 128
9 Nico Rosberg MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS 1:26.298 91
10 Pascal Wehrlein Manor 1:27.064 79
11 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:27.487 55
12 Esteban Gutierrez Haas N/A 1

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