Mercedes completes 176 laps at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
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
"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."
"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."
"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."
Result: Test - Day 1
|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||-||1|