Barcelona Test Report, 23 February 2016
Sergio Perez completed his first day of work in the VJM09 as he covered 101 laps in Barcelona and set the third fastest time of the day.
Laps: 101 laps
Mileage: 470 km
Best lap: 1:23.650 (P3)
Sergio Perez: “I’m pretty happy with my first day in the VJM09. Everything went according to plan and we covered lots of laps. The baseline of the car shows good potential and I’m already feeling quite comfortable with the car. There are still lots of things for us to explore on the aero and mechanical side, but we managed to complete almost the entire programme and we are definitely moving in the right direction.”
Tom McCullough, Chief Race Engineer
“It’s been another solid day of work in Barcelona with Sergio covering 101 laps. A large part of the day included more aero correlation work and car sign-off tests. Sergio and his engineers also started to experiment with different set-ups while we continued to add more miles on the car. Sergio ran on the medium, soft and supersoft tyres during the day, giving us plenty of data for evaluation and comparisons.”