MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS began the second pre-season test today with the track action having moved from Jerez to the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. Nico Rosberg was at the wheel of the F1 W04.
• Nico had completed 14 laps this morning when a gearbox issue required some work in the garage
• Nico was back out for the afternoon session, with the team focusing on car balance and tyre management
• By the end of today's running, Nico had completed a total of 54 laps and set the fastest lap of the day
Lewis Hamilton will take over the programme for the second day of the test tomorrow.
We had a mixed day today with some laps lost this morning. However we were able to work through a good programme this afternoon and, of course, it's always nice to be quickest at the end of the day.
In general, I feel happy and comfortable in the car and it feels better than the last time we were here at this track. There is still some work to be done on tyre degradation and our programme this afternoon was helpful in understanding that.
Pos. Driver Car Time Laps
1 Nico Rosberg MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS 1:22.616 54
2 Kimi Räikkönen Lotus 1:22.623 44
3 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:22.952 110
4 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 1:22.965 66
5 Pastor Maldonado Williams 1:23.733 86
6 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso 1:23.884 73
7 Sergio Perez McLaren 1:24.124 77
8 Paul Di Resta Sahara Force India 1:24.144 82
9 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber 1:25.124 68
10 Max Chilton Marussia 1:26.747 65
11 Charles Pic Caterham 1:27.534 49