2019 Barcelona In-Season Test, Day 2

15.
May 2019
Barcelona

Nikita Mazepin clocks 128 laps on his first day driving the F1 W10

Date:                           Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Driver:                         Nikita Mazepin

Circuit:                        Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

Circuit Length:            4.655 km

Laps Completed:         128

Distance Covered:       596 km

Best Lap Time:             1:15.775

20-year-old Russian racer Nikita Mazepin completed his first day of testing at the wheel of the Mercedes-AMG F1 W10 EQ Power+, logging 128 laps in Barcelona.

  • The team continued with aero data collection and power unit work on Wednesday, completing a long run programme in the morning before moving to single lap runs in the afternoon to allow Nikita to gain experience on the three softest tyre compounds
  • Mercedes-Benz Power Units completed a total of 1,946 km today
  • Rights-free imagery of the day is available for download on our media site

Nikita Mazepin

Today was incredible. Being a part of this team, even just for this day was very special for me. It’s every young driver’s dream to drive a car like this and today mine came true, so I’m really happy. Importantly it was a successful day on track too, we gathered most of the data we set out to collect, we didn’t encounter any problems and from my side I felt I could deliver consistently throughout the day – which is important for the team. In the afternoon we were competitive on the performance runs and the car felt great. Everyone in the team is working so hard and you can feel that when you sit in this car.

Ron Meadows, Sporting Director

It’s been another successful day here in Barcelona and we managed to complete all of the programme we had planned. We spent the first three quarters of the day focused on aerodynamic and Power Unit development testing, before switching to one-lap performance runs, working through the different specifications of the tyre with Nikita. He did a really superb job today, just as we expected he would.

Position

Driver

Team

Best Lap Time

Laps Completed

1

Nikita Mazepin (21)

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport

1:15.775

128

2

Alex Albon (23)

Toro Rosso

1:17.079

110

3

Antonio Fuoco (32)

Ferrari

1:17.284

120

4

Charles Leclerc (16)

Ferrari (Pirelli)

1:17.349

127

5

Kimi Räikkönen (7)

Alfa Romeo

1:17.393

110

6

Jack Aitken (45)

Renault

1:17.621

75

7

Kevin Magnussen (20)

Haas

1:18.101

106

8

Nick Yelloly (34)

Racing Point

1:18.212

83

9

Nicholas Latifi (40)

Williams

1:18.573

88

10

Dan Ticktum (24)

Red Bull

1:19.458

79

11

Oliver Turvey (48)

McLaren

1:20.712

52

12

Lance Stroll (18)

Racing Point (Pirelli)

1:20.745

119

13

Sergio Sette Camara (47)

McLaren

1:21.565

19

 

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