2020 Pre-Season Test 2, Day 2

27.
February 2020
Barcelona

The Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team completes 61 laps on day two of the second test

Date:                            Thursday, 27 February 2020

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

Circuit:                         Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

Circuit Length:              4.655 km

Laps Completed:          Valtteri 47, Lewis 14, Total 61

Distance Covered:        Valtteri 219 km, Lewis 65 km, Total 284 km

Best Lap Time:             Valtteri 1:17.985, Lewis 1:22.425        

Damp conditions to start the morning session and an issue during the afternoon limited the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team’s running to 284 kilometres at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on Thursday.

  • Valtteri’s morning started in damp and slippery conditions, giving him a chance to sample the Intermediate tyre, before the track dried out enough for him to switch focus to longer runs and set-up work
  • Mileage was limited for Lewis in the afternoon session, after an oil pressure anomaly caused the engine to shut down as a precautionary measure, bringing an early end to running
  • Today’s programme focused on running the Intermediate tyre, due to the damp conditions early on, before moving onto continued set-up work and a focus on the C3 tyre
  • Mercedes-Benz Power Units completed a total of 1,634 km today
  • Rights-free imagery of the day is available on our media site
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  • Lewis will be driving the Mercedes-AMG F1 W11 EQ Performance for the final morning session of testing on Friday, with Valtteri concluding our running in the afternoon

Valtteri Bottas

Obviously, the running today in the morning was slightly limited with the wet weather. But we got a couple of runs in with the intermediate tyre, which is always useful. We had a good feeling on that tyre in those conditions and gathered some good information. The session was slightly disrupted by red flags, so we missed some of the test items we planned to do. However, we still completed a few good long runs and set-up work – so got some decent mileage in. I have one afternoon left in the car, which I’m really looking forward to. I feel pretty ready to race. We had a few issues here and there, but the team is working on resolving them and we’ll sort everything out for tomorrow.

Lewis Hamilton

I only got 14 laps in today, but during those 14 laps, everything was feeling fine. It’s obviously not ideal that we didn’t get a full day of running in and we experienced this issue, but there are lots of learnings to take from today. Rather than looking at the negatives, we’ve discovered some things we need to work on, and we’ll keep pushing hard to resolve them and keep working away. I’m looking forward to being back in the car tomorrow morning and adding to the mileage we’ve already achieved.

James Allison

It’s frustrating when there’s only six days of winter testing, to be spending half of one day in the garage. But, nevertheless, we did some good work this morning with Valtteri. Furthermore, in the solitary run that we managed with Lewis this afternoon, we managed to get a very useful data point from the car. We’re happy to have learnt more about its behaviour, and we’re reassured that in blustery conditions, that the car has still got a decent turn of pace. We’re looking forward to tomorrow, where we’ll have a good amount of time with both drivers on the softer tyre compounds; working on single-lap set-up and performance. 

Position

Driver

Team

Best Lap Time

Laps Completed

1

Sebastian Vettel (5)

Ferrari

1:16.841

145

2

Pierre Gasly (10)

AlphaTauri

1:17.066

139

3

Lance Stroll (18)

Racing Point

1:17.118

130

4

Nicholas Latifi (6)

Williams

1:17.313

160

5

Lando Norris (4)

McLaren

1:17.573

113

6

Max Verstappen (33)

Red Bull

1:17.738

31

7

Valtteri Bottas (77)

Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team

1:17.985

47

8

Esteban Ocon (31)

Renault

1:18.013

37

9

Kevin Magnussen (20)

Haas

1:18.225

111

10

Alex Albon (23)

Red Bull

1:18.393

61

11

Daniel Ricciardo (3)

Renault

1:18.395

59

12

Antonio Giovinazzi (99)

Alfa Romeo

1:19.670

92

13

Lewis Hamilton (44)

Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team

1:22.425

14

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