2016 Barcelona Test 2, Day One
1 March 2016
Renault Sport Formula One Team completed the first day of the second and final pre-season test at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya with Kevin Magnussen back in action. Kevin completed a bumper 119 laps with a best lap time of 1min 25.760secs.
Track: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Spain, 4.7km
Chassis: R.S.16 – 01
Weather: Crisp to warm and sunny. Ambient 8°C – 20°C Track 8°C – 29°C
Programme: Aero assessments, set-up work, reliability and installation validation
Laps Completed: 119
Classification: 10, 1:25.760
Interruptions: Routine garage visits
Kevin Magnussen will be in action once more tomorrow.
“It was another strong day with lots of laps completed. There’s a positive feeling with this car but equally we know where we need to make improvements and that’s what we’re working towards. It’s great to be able to get so much mileage for myself and the team as we can really make good progress.”
Nick Chester, Chassis Technical Director:
“A pretty good day for us with the car running reliably and completing 119 laps. We were able to work on both front and rear suspension set up as well as aero data logging which will give us further direction for the remainder of the test. All of today’s programme has been completed so there is a satisfying amount of data to process ahead of tomorrow.”