2016 Barcelona Test Two – Day One

2016 Barcelona Test Two – Day One
01.
March 2016
Barcelona
Productive opening day at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya as Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg continue to rack up the mileage in the new Mercedes-Benz F1 W07 Hybrid Silver Arrow
MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS kicked off the second pre-season test of the 2016 season today at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, with Nico Rosberg at the wheel of the Mercedes-Benz F1 W07 Hybrid in the morning and Lewis Hamilton in the cockpit during the afternoon.
  • Nico emerged for his first run at 09:00, completing 82 laps before the hour-long lunch break at 13:00.
  • Lewis completed a further 90 laps in the afternoon – finishing for the day at 18:00
  • Today's programme focused on lower fuel running during the morning (including running soft tyres for the first time during the winter) and a race simulation in the afternoon
  • Mercedes-Benz Power Units today completed a total of 2146 km
  • Lewis will be at the wheel of the F1 W07 Hybrid tomorrow morning, Nico in the afternoon
Nico Rosberg
It was a decent morning and we’re making progress. It was nice for me to be able to push some more and produce some stronger lap times. We were doing qualifying practice this morning – it’s important to practise that as well. And that’s when it’s all the more enjoyable; taking the car to the limit and really pushing. It’s been a good test, reliability has been good, the speed has been there – it’s all working to plan.
Lewis Hamilton
It was a great afternoon of running with great mileage. We did a race simulation and after that I feel I’m ready for race one. The car is feeling great and was consistent all day. It’s been a monumental effort from this team to get the car to where it is today. I’m truly grateful to everyone for every bit of work they have put in so far.
Position
Driver
Team
Laps
Time
1
Nico Rosberg
MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS
82
1:23.022
2
Valtteri Bottas
Williams
123
1:23.229
3
Fernando Alonso
McLaren
93
1:24.735
4
Kimi Raikkonen
Ferrari
72
1.24.836
5
Daniil Kvyat
Red Bull
69
1.25.049
6
Lewis Hamilton
MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS
90
1.25.051
7
Max Verstappen
Toro Rosso
144
1.25.176
8
Nico Hulkenberg
Force India
121
1.25.336
9
Felipe Nasr
Sauber
103
1.25.493
10
Kevin Magnussen
Renault
119
1.25.760
11
Estaban Gutierrez
Haas
23
1.26.661
12
Rio Haryanto
Manor
45
1:27.625

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