BARCELONA TEST 2 – DAY 1

Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, 4.655km

Driver: Max Verstappen

Car: STR11-02

Laps: 144

Best time: 1:25.176

Phil Charles (Chief Engineer)
“It’s been another good day for us. We spent the morning characterising some new aero parts. This is another good job from the factory to get those delivered to us in time after the very busy winter we’ve had. The rest of the day was a nice mix of set-up work followed by long-runs in the afternoon. We are spending more time on these, building our understanding of the car. There’s perhaps still a bit of work to do on the tyres, but all in all we’ve learned quite a lot and the reliability has been a real positive for today, adding a further 144 laps to the team’s tally.”

Max Verstappen (Car 33)
“It was a very good day! We completed plenty of laps and I think we can be very happy. Everything was running smoothly and we were able to go through the whole of our programme, which is always something positive to do. We tested a few parts and it was, all in all, a very productive day. Physically I’m also feeling good and I can’t wait to be back in the car on Thursday – that will be my last time at the wheel of the STR11 before heading to Australia!”