The W10 accumulates over 750 kilometres on the second day of winter testing
On the second day of pre-season testing in Barcelona, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport continued their aero and set-up programme while also running a number of systems checks on the W10. Lewis and Valtteri clocked 163 laps, accumulating miles as the new car continues to work reliably.
- Lewis drove the car in the morning session, focusing on aero work
- Valtteri was behind the wheel in the afternoon, working on the set-up programme
- Mercedes-Benz Power Units completed a total of 1127 km today
- Valtteri will drive the W10 tomorrow morning, before Lewis takes over for the afternoon session
"It’s been a good day overall. It was quite cold in the morning, so switching the tyres on was a little bit tricky, but it seemed like a few people had similar issues. We were focusing on working through our run plan and we got through everything we wanted. It’s good that we’re getting in a lot of mileage and we will try to increase that over the next days as we continue to discover the characteristics of this car. That’s the exciting part about it – learning something new and being faced with different challenges. Everyone is working so diligently, I’m really happy to be here with everyone for the seventh year in a row and I’m excited for this journey that we’re embarking on."
"We did a lot of laps today and again managed to complete our run plan. We’re learning a lot about the W10 with each run and we’re building a better understanding of the set-up. The car was better balanced than yesterday, but there’s still a bit of room for improvement. As you can tell from the lap times, we’ve been focusing on long-run work. I’ll be in the car tomorrow morning, so it will be a busy evening for me, taking in all the learnings from today. It’s been a pretty normal test so far; fortunately, the car has been very reliable, so that’s good news."
"We’re just two days in, but already a quarter of the way through the precious days of winter testing. Today was another very useful day for us, accumulating a lot of miles, proving out a lot of components and testing with both drivers several set-up avenues. The car was trouble-free all day and we added to the knowledge about the tyres and the car that we started to acquire yesterday. This permits us to build a a foundation for the second test where all the interesting running will take place."
Result: Test - Day 2
|1||Charles Leclerc (16)||Ferrari||1:18.247||157|
|2||Lando Norris (4)||McLaren||1:18.553||104|
|3||Kevin Magnussen (20)||Haas||1:19.206||59|
|4||Alex Albon (23)||Toro Rosso||1:19.301||132|
|5||Antonio Giovinazzi (99)||Alfa Romeo||1:19.312||101|
|6||Valtteri Bottas (77)||Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport||1:19.535||89|
|7||Pierre Gasly (10)||Red Bull||1:19.814||92|
|8||Nico Hülkenberg (27)||Renault||1:19.837||95|
|9||Daniel Ricciardo (3)||Renault||1:19.886||28|
|10||Lewis Hamilton (44)||Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport||1:19.928||74|
|11||Lance Stroll (18)||Racing Point||1:20.433||79|
|12||Pietro Fittipaldi (51)||Haas||1:21.849||13|