2019 Pre-Season Test 2, Day 2

27.
February 2019
Barcelona

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport completes 176 laps at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

Date:                           Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Drivers:                       Valtteri Bottas (AM), Lewis Hamilton (PM)

Circuit:                        Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

Circuit Length:            4.655 km

Laps Completed:         Valtteri 74, Lewis 102, Total 176

Distance Covered:       Valtteri 344 km, Lewis 475 km, Total 819 km

Best Lap Time:             Valtteri 1:18.941, Lewis 1:18.943

On the second day of week two of pre-season testing, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport focused on further fine-tuning the set-up of its 2019 contender. In the afternoon, the team also worked on race simulations.

  • Valtteri was first behind the wheel of the W10 this morning, working on the set-up of the car
  • Lewis drove the W10 in the afternoon session, also doing some set-up work before focusing on race simulations
  • Mercedes-Benz Power Units completed a total of 1834 km today
  • Rights-free imagery of the day is available on our media site

Valtteri Bottas

It was a positive day, we did 74 laps this morning, focusing on set-up work and making some good progress. There’s a lot of data for us to go through tonight to further improve our set-up and make sure we come up with the optimal programme for tomorrow. We learned a lot today and we will make sure to learn a lot again tomorrow.

Lewis Hamilton

We got a lot of laps today which is a good thing, but we’ve come across a few little hurdles, so we’re just working our way through them, trying to be as diligent as possible trying to understand the causes – which is exactly what testing is for. Everyone is working flat-out and I’m sure we will get there. You need days like this to be able to bring light to the things that we need to work on.

James Allison

We did set-up work in the morning with Valtteri and continued with this in the early afternoon with Lewis, yielding some good results for both drivers. The race run in the afternoon, although quite considerably quicker than the last race simulation we made, was marred by front graining – something which we think, looking up and down the pit lane, could be a feature of the year. We need to make progress on graining resistance in the next couple of days, in order to make sure we have a good way of handling it by the time the racing season begins.

Position

Driver

Team

Best Lap Time

Laps Completed

1

Carlos Sainz (55)

McLaren

1:17.144

130

2

Sergio Perez (11)

Racing Point

1:17.842

88

3

Sebastian Vettel (5)

Ferrari

1:18.195

40

4

Kimi Räikkönen (7)

Alfa Romeo

1:18.209

113

5

Romain Grosjean (8)

Haas

1:18.330

120

6

Max Verstappen (33)

Red Bull

1:18.395

128

7

Daniil Kvyat (26)

Toro Rosso

1:18.682

101

8

Valtteri Bottas (77)

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport

1:18.941

74

9

Lewis Hamilton (44)

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport

1:18.943

102

10

Nico Hülkenberg (27)

Renault

1:19.056

58

11

Robert Kubica (88)

Williams

1:19.367

130

12

Daniel Ricciardo (3)

Renault

1:22.597

72

13

Charles Leclerc (16)

Ferrari

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