• W10 Clocks Up the Laps in Barcelona

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

Lewis Hamilton

"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."

Valtteri Bottas

"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."

James Allison

"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

Pos Driver Team Time Laps
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