• George Russell Concludes First In-Season Test of 2019

George Russell tops the timesheets on the second and final day of the Bahrain in-season test
George Russell was driving the Mercedes-AMG F1 W10 EQ Power+ on the second day of the Bahrain in-season test, completing 101 laps and setting the fastest time of the day.

- Today’s programme focused on aero data collection and set-up work

- Mercedes-Benz Power Units completed a total of 1,607 km today

George Russell

"Timings don’t mean a lot in testing; however, it’s always a special experience to be on top of the timesheets. We had a very productive day today, the team learned a lot of things to help them progress. Driving a different car than usual, I personally also learned a lot which I can take back to further improve my driving."

Andrew Shovlin

"It’s been great to have George back in our car for the day and many thanks to Williams for allowing it. He did an excellent job today, the way he goes about testing and his consistency and feedback would make you think he has a couple of seasons of F1 under his belt, not just two races. The morning had been successful, we had a packed programme due to the rain yesterday but were getting through the items very well. Unfortunately, at lunch we spotted a small water leak that wasn’t a quick fix which delayed our afternoon programme quite considerably. Whilst we couldn’t complete all our test items, we’ve done the important bits and we leave here with more information and understanding of the car and tyres and we’ve managed to test some developments that we plan to roll out over the next few races."

Result: Test - Day 2

Pos Driver Team Time Laps
1 George Russell (63) Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport 1:29.029 101
2 Sergio Perez (11) Racing Point 1:29.095 61
3 Sebastian Vettel (5) Ferrari 1:29.319 103
4 Carlos Sainz (55) McLaren 1:29.795 21
5 Daniil Kvyat (26) Toro Rosso (Pirelli-Test) 1:29.911 111
6 Mick Schumacher (36) Alfa Romeo 1:29.998 70
7 Alex Albon (23) Toro Rosso 1:30.037 143
8 Lance Stroll (18) Racing Point 1:30.049 35
9 Dan Ticktum (24) Red Bull 1:30.856 135
10 Romain Grosjean (8) Haas 1:30.903 87
11 Fernando Alonso (14) McLaren (Pirelli-Test) 1:31.006 69
12 Pietro Fittipaldi (51) Haas 1:31.209 48
13 Lando Norris (4) McLaren 1:31.303 72
14 Jack Aitken (45) Renault 1:31.500 103
15 Nicholas Latifi (40) Williams 1:32.198 100
16 Carlos Sainz (55) McLaren (Pirelli-Test) 1:32.269 60