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Lewis and Pascal Double up in Spain

Lewis and Pascal Double up in Spain

Lewis and Pascal double up on eventful opening day for MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS in Spain

Date: Wednesday 19 February 2015
Circuit: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Drivers: Lewis Hamilton / Pascal Wehrlein
No of Laps: 57 (Lewis Hamilton 10 / Pascal Wehrlein 47)
Circuit Length: 4.655 km
Kms Covered: 251.370
Best Lap Time: 1:28.489 (Pascal Wehrlein) / 1:30.429 (Lewis Hamilton)
Weather: Clear, dry, high temp 10°c

MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS began the second test of the 2015 season today at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, with Lewis Hamilton at the wheel of the F1 W06 Hybrid in the morning and Pascal Wehrlein taking the reins in the afternoon.

  • Lewis emerged for his first run at precisely 09:00 CET, completing 10 laps before being forced to sit out the remainder of the day with a fever
  • The F1 W06 Hybrid remained parked until just before lunch as the crew made the necessary adjustments to accommodate Reserve Driver Pascal Wehrlein
  • Pascal completed 47 laps for the Silver Arrows during the afternoon, bringing the day’s total to 57
  • Mercedes-Benz Power Units today completed a total of 1,294 km
  • Nico Rosberg is scheduled to take the wheel of the F1 W06 Hybrid tomorrow for the second day of the test

Pascal Wehrlein
Today was a really good day in my career. I was quite surprised in the morning when I got the information that I would be driving the Mercedes in the afternoon. But I am here and I want to drive, so I am ready for any opportunity. To drive two Formula One cars in one day was amazing, so I’m very happy. We lost a bit of time in the garage which was a shame as I would have liked to do some more laps. But the time I had I really enjoyed. Spending the morning with Force India, also, was a great experience. It’s a good team, everyone was really welcoming and after a few laps I felt very confident in the car. I will have another day with them this week so I am really looking forward to getting back out there again.

Position Driver Team Laps Time
1 Pastor Maldonado Lotus 69 1:25.011
2 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 74 1:25.167
3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 59 1:25.547
4 Sergio Perez Force India 34 1:26.636
5 Felipe Nasr Sauber 79 1:27.307
6 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso 94 1:27.900
7 Jenson Button McLaren 21 1:28.182
8 Pascal Wehrlein Force India 32 1:28.329
9 Pascal Wehrlein MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS 47 1:28.489
10 Susie Wolff Williams 86 1:28.906
11 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS 10 1:30.429

  • 2015 Barcelona Test 1 Thursday Lewis Hamilton

    2015 Barcelona Test 1 Thursday Lewis Hamilton

  • 2015 Barcelona Test 1 Thursday Pascal Wehrlein

    2015 Barcelona Test 1 Thursday Pascal Wehrlein

  • 2015 Barcelona Test 1 Thursday Pascal Wehrlein

    2015 Barcelona Test 1 Thursday Pascal Wehrlein

  • 2015 Barcelona Test 1 Thursday Pascal Wehrlein

    2015 Barcelona Test 1 Thursday Pascal Wehrlein

  • 2015 Barcelona Test 1 Thursday Paddy Lowe Andy Cowell

    2015 Barcelona Test 1 Thursday Paddy Lowe Andy Cowell

  • 2015 Barcelona Test 1 Thursday Pascal Wehrlein

    2015 Barcelona Test 1 Thursday Pascal Wehrlein

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