February 20, 2015
For the second day of this session in Barcelona, it was Carlos Sainz's turn to get behind the wheel of the STR10, while with a certain other Spanish driver also in action, there was a big crowd at the Catalunya circuit and the paddock was very busy. Tomorrow, Max Verstappen is back in the cockpit.
Circuit: Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, 4.655 kms
Driver: Carlos Sainz
Car: STR10 - 02
Best time: 1:28.945
Phil Charles (Chief Race Engineer)
"We had intended to follow a similar schedule to yesterday, working on testing various elements in the morning and then giving Carlos a race simulation run in the afternoon. However, we had a few little niggling problems that meant he had a stop-start day, which prevented him from getting much of a flow going. Nevertheless, we learned from the problems we encountered and, all the same, Carlos did manage 100 laps. So not too bad and he did work his way through various race procedures, until we called a halt to the race run after the second pit stop."
Carlos Sainz (Car 55)
"A slightly difficult day, a typical testing day, in that we had a few issues with the car in the morning. We managed to work around them to get the car ready again for the afternoon. After the break, everything was going to plan and we seemed to have made a good step forward. Unfortunately, I made a mistake at Turn 9 and the car was stuck in the gravel so that cost us about half an hour of track time. Once we got the car back, we started a race simulation that provided useful information, even if we didn't complete it. These things happen in testing, which is better than in a race, so we can still take away some positive aspects from the day."