10 March

Barcelona Test Two Day Four


Driver: Lance Stroll
Chassis / Engine: FW40-02 / Mercedes-AMG F1 M08 EQ Power+
Location: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, 4.655km
Weather: Warm and Dry
Maximum air & track temps: 24C / 32C

Rod Nelson, Chief Test & Support Engineer:
It was a pretty good day. We did some chassis work and a qualifying simulation this morning. Unfortunately, Lance didnt manage to get his time in on the ultrasofts, and so his fastest time of the day was set on the soft tyres. We tried to do full race simulations in the afternoon but were interrupted by several red flags. Overall, we have got a lot of good data from this week. Weve completed 600 laps this week, with the team doing a very good job to make up for the time we lost last week. We can take a lot of positives from this as we prepare to head to Melbourne.

Lance Stroll:
It was a good day today to end a good week. It was a fun day and I got to put the ultrasofts on and really feel the grip. It was awesome. I was on a mega lap on them but I went long into Turn 13, which cost me everything and I lost my lap. I was eight tenths up and it was looking good, but anyway its testing. I did some good running this afternoon with long runs so its all positive stuff. It was obviously a frustrating week last week with the couple of things that happened, but we had a good week this week. We got all our running in long runs, short runs, and all compounds of tyres so it was good. I think we still have to stay calm ahead of Australia and just do our work and then see where we are. Its a new track for me as I have never been there, but Im going to take it step-by-step and run-by-run.

Position Driver Team Best Time Best / Total Laps
1. K. Raikkonen Scuderia Ferrari 1:18.634 39 / 111
2. M. Verstappen Red Bull Racing 1:19.438 20 / 71
3. C. Sainz Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:19.837 36 / 132
4. V. Bottas Mercedes AMG Motorsport 1:19.845 34 / 53
5. L. Hamilton Mercedes AMG Motorsport 1:19.850 27 / 54
6. N. Hulkenberg Renault Sport F1 Team 1:19.885 17 / 45
7. S. Perez Force India F1 Team 1:20.116 41 / 128
8. J. Palmer Renault Sport F1 Team 1:20.205 27 / 43
9. L. Stroll WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING 1:20.335 41 / 132
10. R. Grosjean Haas F1 Team 1:21.743 60 / 76
11. F. Alonso McLaren 1:21.389 39 / 43
12. M. Ericsson Sauber F1 Team 1:21.670 49 / 59
13. P. Wehrlein Sauber F1 Team 1:23.527 39 / 42

posted at 22:34:00 on 03/10/17 by webmaster - Category: tests