Cool conditions greeted the teams today for the second day of testing at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona. Timo Glock joined the programme for the first of his two days at the wheel of the MVR-02 car and in the morning the team concentrated on system checks, with the cold and low grip track making it difficult to get heat into the tyres and for them to reach optimal temperature. During a series of short runs Timo was able to try different gearbox settings and conduct pit-stop practice.
After a short break for lunch, Timo was back out on track for the afternoon session where the team achieved more productive running with some set-up runs, in which the team worked to further understand the behaviour of the MVR-02 with new and used Pirelli PZero tyres.
Timo will be back in the car again tomorrow and Jérôme D’Ambrosio will drive again on the fourth and final day of testing in Barcelona
“It’s great to be back in the car again. It has been another very useful day for the team today which is important for us to keep understanding and refining the new car. We are also making good progress understanding the new Pirelli tyres and the team is really doing a good job getting ready for the start of the season.”
John Booth, Team Principal
“Another constructive day for us in Barcelona with yet more good mileage under our belts. With the Bahrain test and race being something of an unknown quantity at this time, we are pushing extremely hard to ensure we maximise the opportunity that this test provides to refine the car and achieve as much data as possible.”