18 May

2016 Barcelona Test Three - Day Two

18 May 2016, Barcelona
Double race distance for Pascal on day two in Barcelona

Date: Wednesday 18 May 2016
Circuit: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Driver: Pascal Wehrlein
Laps Completed: 133
Circuit Length: 4.655 km
Distance Covered: 619km
Best Lap Time: 1:24.145

Conditions: Dry, warm

MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS concluded the first in-season test of the 2016 season today at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, with Pascal Wehrlein at the wheel of the Mercedes-Benz F1 W07 Hybrid.
Pascal emerged for his first run at 09:00, completing 65 laps before the hour-long lunch break at 13:00 and a further 68 laps in the afternoon - finishing for the day at 18:00
Today's programme focused on aero data collection exercises
Mercedes-Benz Power Units today completed a total of 1,960km (421 laps)
The team will now return to Brackley to prepare the F1 W07 Hybrid for the Monaco Grand Prix

Pascal Wehrlein
That was a good day. A bit unexpected! The team called me yesterday evening as they couldn't finish their test programme and needed an experienced driver to finish it off, so I came back to the track to do a seat fitting that night! We did 133 laps today - two race distances - and finished the test programme, which was important for the team. We tried a few different setups during the morning - mainly looking at aerodynamic with the aero rig. Then we did some long runs in the afternoon, so a good programme. I must say I really enjoyed the car - it felt amazing! I'm now really looking forward to my first Monaco Grand Prix next week.

Pos. Driver Team Time Laps
1 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:23.267 118
2 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 1:24.006 108
3 Pascal Wehrlein MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS 1:24.145 133
4 Esteban Gutierrez Haas 1:24.592 105
5 Antonio Fuoco Ferrari 1:24.720 118
6 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:24.737 116
7 Alfonso Celis Force India 1:25.016 103
8 Kevin Magnussen Renault 1:25.133 122
9 Felipe Massa Williams 1:27.167 94
10 Jordan King Manor 1:27.615 91

posted at 20:05:00 on 05/18/16 by webmaster - Category: tests