T1 testing at Montmelò
22 February 2016
|Circuit:||Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya – 4,655 km|
|Weather:||Air temperature 12/21°C, Track temperature 13/23°C. Overcast|
|Programme:||Aero test, baseline setup, constant speed|
We had the first proper day of testing today, from which we got a first feeling from the car and the first impression is good, I think the new car is a step forward. I felt confident enough, but we know there is still a lot of work in front of us. For sure there have been changes inside and outside the car. Laps times today are not important at all: they will be in a month’s time at the Australian Grand Prix! It was good to have some laps, I would have liked to have some more but it is natural that when you have something new and things you want to check you are more conscious, so you stop to have a look at them, and unfortunately this all takes time.