Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, 4.655km

Driver: Carlos Sainz

Car: STR11-02

Laps: 166

Best time: 1:25.300

James Key (Technical Director)
“A positive and productive day today. We completed more laps than we planned for, so the programme was well covered. In the morning we ran some aero tests and several new chassis developments, continuing to learn more about the STR11 chassis. In the afternoon we concentrated on race runs, as we did yesterday. Carlos did a good job with several long runs in quick succession and gave very useful feedback for us to work on this evening. To accomplish such a high mileage again today with 166 laps is another positive and testament to the good work the team have done over the last few months with the new car. We look forward now to the last two days of the test, only one day left of final preparations for each driver before we head to Melbourne.”

Carlos Sainz (Car 55)
“What a wonderful day for myself and the whole team! It was a trouble-free one and we managed to run through the planned programme. I’m very happy. Everything is feeling great and I feel better in the car every day that goes by, which is promising. I’m also very pleased to have completed a further 166 laps today, it shows once again that the car is reliable and it gives us confidence before the start of the season.”