Pascal is P8 of 11. 71 laps completed. Development mileage tally reaches 582 km
Barcelona Test 1 – Day 2
23 February 2016
Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Pascal Wehrlein brought his Manor Racing debut to an encouraging conclusion in Barcelona today, pounding out the mileage in the MRT05 to end the day P8 of 11. His best time was a 1:25.925.
“Another good day in the car for me. We worked on different mechanical set-ups, which was really interesting and gave me the chance to explore and understand the car a little more. I’m pretty pleased with our performance. We focused on consistency rather than the softer spectrum tyres, so we have yet to evaluate the car on the supersofts and ultrasofts, which means there is more to come. We’re making good progress and I can’t wait to get back in the car next week. For now though I must hand over to Rio for his turn but I’ll be keeping an eye on things from the garage.”
John McQuilliam, Technical Director:
“Great job from Pascal again. He’s very consistent so we’ve been able to crack through the programme and push on with improving the car. As ever, good mileage equals plenty of data, so we’ll be ploughing through that tonight to feed back to the factory and into development. It’s Rio’s big day tomorrow, driving the car for the first time, but he’s been soaking it all up from the sidelines and I’m sure he’ll hit the ground running.”