George Russell sets a new, unofficial lap record on the final day of testing at the Hungaroring...
- George was behind the wheel of W09 for the second day in a row, completing 116 laps in total.
- His best lap of 1:15.575 was set on the HyperSoft tyre and is an unofficial lap record at the Hungaroring.
- The team's main focus on Wednesday was on aerodynamic testing and brake developments. Another area being worked on was general car set-up.
- F1 next hits the track at Spa-Francorchamps for the Belgian Grand Prix weekend from the 24-26 August.
What Did We Learn?
Following on from Tuesday's disrupted running, due to a minor gearbox issue and rain showers, the second and final day of in-season testing in Hungary was much more productive.
"We've had quite a good day today," explained Rich Lane, Engineer. "After a tricky day yesterday, we managed to recover the test and got through most of the programme that we had planned for the week.
"Today's work focused on brakes and aerodynamics. We also worked on George's performance and he did a very good job today as always.
"It's been a positive end to the first half of the season and everyone is now looking forward to summer shutdown in a couple of days and then Spa."
What We're Saying
George: "Day two ran very smoothly and was a much more productive day for the team and me.
"We did some runs on the HyperSoft tyre, which was an incredible experience for me. I had never driven that tyre before, nor a Formula One car in anything other than a race setup.
"That was a great experience and it puts a smile on my face that we achieved the fastest lap ever around the Hungaroring.
"All in all, it's been two productive and positive days and I can't wait for the next opportunity to drive an F1 car again."
Result: Test - Day 2
|1||George Russell (63)||Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport||116||1:15.575|
|2||Kimi Räikkönen (7)||Ferrari||131||1:15.649|
|3||Jake Dennis (25)||Red Bull||131||1:17.012|
|4||Antonio Giovinazzi (36)||Sauber||120||1:17.558|
|5||Nikita Mazepin (34)||Force India||51||1:17.748|
|6||Robert Kubica (40)||Williams||103||1:18.451|
|7||Lando Norris (47)||McLaren||73||1:18.472|
|8||Artem Markelov (46)||Renault||108||1:18.496|
|9||Sean Gelael (38)||Toro Rosso||122||1:19.046|
|10||Pierre Gasly (10)||Toro Rosso*||75||1:19.790|
|11||Brendon Hartley (28)||Toro Rosso*||67||1:20.221|