February 19, 2015
After a first outing in Jerez de la Frontera, Scuderia Toro Rosso is back in action at the Catalunya track, home to the Spanish Grand Prix, for a further four days of testing. Nine teams are taking part this week. Max Verstappen was driving and he will alternate with Carlos Sainz over the four days. Max was the busiest driver today, completing the highest number of laps.
Circuit: Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, 4.655 kms
Driver: Max Verstappen
Car: STR10 - 02
Best time: 1:27.900
Phil Charles (Chief Race Engineer)
"A productive start to our second test session of the winter, with Max having his first experience of Barcelona at the wheel of a Formula 1 car and he settled in smoothly. Apart from a small problem around lunchtime, the day's programme went to plan. In the morning, we carried out some useful chassis tests, while the afternoon was given over to going through race procedures and pit stops, particularly useful for Max, but also for the team as a whole."
Max Verstappen (Car 33)
"We didn't get as much done in the morning as we would have liked, but in the afternoon, we picked up the pace and I completed almost a race distance. I'm very pleased about managing that, as it's the first time I've done that many laps and it was a very useful experience. The same goes for the pit stops and the other race procedures that we practiced."