MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS concluded the first in-season test of the 2016 season today at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, with Pascal Wehrlein at the wheel of the Mercedes-Benz F1 W07 Hybrid.
- Pascal emerged for his first run at 09:00, completing 65 laps before the hour-long lunch break at 13:00 and a further 68 laps in the afternoon – finishing for the day at 18:00
- Today's programme focused on aero data collection exercises
- Mercedes-Benz Power Units today completed a total of 1,960km (421 laps)
- The team will now return to Brackley to prepare the F1 W07 Hybrid for the Monaco Grand Prix
|Date:||Wednesday 18 May 2016|
|Circuit:||Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya|
|Best Lap Time:||1:24.145|
That was a good day. A bit unexpected! The team called me yesterday evening as they couldn’t finish their test programme and needed an experienced driver to finish it off, so I came back to the track to do a seat fitting that night! We did 133 laps today – two race distances – and finished the test programme, which was important for the team. We tried a few different setups during the morning – mainly looking at aerodynamic with the aero rig. Then we did some long runs in the afternoon, so a good programme. I must say I really enjoyed the car – it felt amazing! I’m now really looking forward to my first Monaco Grand Prix next week.
|1||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||118||1:23.267|
|3||Pascal Wehrlein||MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS||133||1:24.145|
|6||Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso||116||1:24.737|
|7||Alfonso Celis||Force India||103||1:25.016|