MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS began the first in-season test of the 2016 season today at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, with Nico Rosberg at the wheel of the Mercedes-Benz F1 W07 Hybrid.
- Nico emerged for his first run at 09:00, completing 54 laps before the hour-long lunch break at 13:00 and a further 65 laps in the afternoon – finishing for the day at 18:00
- Today's programme focused on suspension and setup work using the medium compound tyre, in addition to powertrain analysis
- Mercedes-Benz Power Units today completed a total of 1,815.45km
- Mercedes-Benz Junior driver Esteban Ocon will be at the wheel of the F1 W07 Hybrid tomorrow
|Date:||Tuesday 17 May 2016|
|Circuit:||Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya|
|Best Lap Time:||1:23.337|
It’s good to be back in the car. I learned a lot and we made good progress – which is really important, as it’s my only test day for the whole year, so I needed to make the most out of it and try to learn as much as possible. We did some suspension and setup work – just a few different small bits. I’m looking forward to the rest of the season – but my focus right is now on Monaco. We’ll have to keep an eye on our opposition as always but I’m feeling confident and aiming for another win.
|2||Nico Rosberg||MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS||119||1:23.337|
|6||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull||86||1:24.307|
|7||Pierre Gasly||Toro Rosso||78||1:24.821|
|8||Alfonso Celis||Force India||99||1:25.467|