19 February

Barcelona Test - Day One

19 February 2015, Barcelona
Lewis and Pascal double up on eventful opening day for MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS in Spain

Date: Thursday 19 February 2015
Circuit: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Drivers: Lewis Hamilton / Pascal Wehrlein
No of Laps: 57 (Lewis Hamilton 10 / Pascal Wehrlein 47)
Circuit Length: 4.655 km
Kilometres Covered: 251.370
Best Lap Time: 1:28.489 (Pascal Wehrlein) / 1:30.429 (Lewis Hamilton)

Weather: Clear, dry, high temp 10°c

MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS began the second test of the 2015 season today at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, with Lewis Hamilton at the wheel of the F1 W06 Hybrid in the morning and Pascal Wehrlein taking the reins in the afternoon.
Lewis emerged for his first run at precisely 09:00 CET, completing 10 laps before being forced to sit out the remainder of the day with a fever
The F1 W06 Hybrid remained parked until just before lunch as the crew made the necessary adjustments to accommodate Reserve Driver Pascal Wehrlein
Pascal completed 47 laps for the Silver Arrows during the afternoon, bringing the day's total to 57
Mercedes-Benz Power Units today completed a total of 1,294 km
Nico Rosberg is scheduled to take the wheel of the F1 W06 Hybrid tomorrow for the second day of the test

Pascal Wehrlein
Today was a really good day in my career. I was quite surprised in the morning when I got the information that I would be driving the Mercedes in the afternoon. But I am here and I want to drive, so I am ready for any opportunity. To drive two Formula One cars in one day was amazing, so I'm very happy. We lost a bit of time in the garage which was a shame as I would have liked to do some more laps. But the time I had I really enjoyed. Spending the morning with Force India, also, was a great experience. It's a good team, everyone was really welcoming and after a few laps I felt very confident in the car. I will have another day with them this week so I am really looking forward to getting back out there again.

Pos. Driver Car Time Laps
1 Pastor Maldonado Lotus 1:25.011 69
2 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:25.167 74
3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:25.547 59
4 Sergio Perez Force India 1:26.636 34
5 Felipe Nasr Sauber 1:27.307 79
6 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso 1:27.900 94
7 Jenson Button McLaren 1:28.182 21
8 Pascal Wehrlein Force India 1:28.329 32
9 Pascal Wehrlein MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS 1:28.489 47
10 Susie Wolff Williams 1:28.906 86
11 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS 1:30.429 10

posted at 22:37:29 on 02/19/15 by webmaster - Category: tests