February 2, 2015
For the second day of the test, Max Verstappen made his official 2015 track debut at the wheel of our new STR10. A total of eight teams fielded a car today. Carlos Sainz will be back at the wheel tomorrow.
Circuit: Jerez de la Frontera, 4.423 kms
Driver: Max Verstappen
Car: STR10 - 02
Best time: 1:24.167
Phil Charles (Chief Race Engineer)
"Having learned some useful lessons yesterday, we had a much smoother day's running, which meant Max was able to get into a rhythm. We discovered a lot and began to stretch our new car, working on improving its balance. We decided to change some parts around the middle of the day and that cost us some track time. In the afternoon, we made the most of the rain that came in the closing stages, running the new Pirelli Intermediate tyre, which has a different temperature operating range to the 2014 compound. All in all therefore, a positive day."
Max Vertstappen (Car 33)
"In the morning we had some difficulties in warming up the brakes, but we fixed that very quickly. After that, we managed to do some long runs that helped me to learn about the new car straight away. In the afternoon it rained a bit, but it was useful for me to experience the intermediate tyres. It feels good to finally start working for the upcoming season and I'm happy with my first test day here in Jerez."