Test – Day One

Nico completes marathon mileage on opening day in Barcelona

Date: Tuesday 12 May 2015
Circuit: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Driver: Nico Rosberg
No of Laps: 146
Best Lap Time: 1:24.374
Circuit Length: 4.655km
Distance Covered: 679.63
Weather: Clear, dry, hot

MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS kicked off the first in-season test of 2015 today at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, with Nico Rosberg at the wheel of the F1 W06 Hybrid

  • Today’s schedule consisted of setup work ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix, in addition to the evaluation of a number of new parts
  • Nico completed 78 laps between green light at 09:00 and lunch break at 13:00, a further 68 between 14:00 and the chequered flag at 18:00
  • Mercedes-Benz Power Units today completed a total of 1,717.695km

Nico Rosberg
Today was a great test day for sure. The track was a little bit quicker than over the race weekend and we did many laps, so I’m a bit tired! But it’s my only test during the season so it’s important. Today, we tested a lot of different things – some more generally for the rest of the season and some for the next race. Monaco has very unique setup characteristics so we evaluated a few of those. The last sector here has a lot of tight corners – so it’s like Monaco in a way, which is useful. The car felt very good there so I’m feeling optimistic and ready for the next race. It’s in my home town, it’s a legendary circuit and it should be a good weekend so I’m really looking forward to it.

Pos. Driver Team Time Laps
1 Nico Rosberg MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS 1:24.374 146
2 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:26.624 98
3 Raffaele Marciello Ferrari 1:26.648 125
4 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull 1:26.904 101
5 Pastor Maldonado Lotus 1:27.338 60
6 Nick Yelloly Force India 1:27.396 109
7 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 1:27.639 131
8 Felipe Massa Williams 1:27.911 54
9 Oliver Turvey McLaren 1:28.542 68