07/03/2018
Barcelona Test Two – Day Two
Driver: Lance Stroll (AM), Sergey Sirotkin (PM)
Chassis / Engine: FW41-01 / Mercedes-AMG F1 M09 EQ Power+
Location: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, 4.655 km
Weather: Warm and dry
Temperatures (min-max): Air 11-18ºC / Track 13-29ºC
Paddy Lowe, Chief Technical Officer: We had the best weather so far of this pre-season testing period with clear skies, and it was relatively warm without significant wind. We had a bit of a slow start with a small issue on the car which unfortunately took an hour to understand, but then Lance achieved a very good set of runs, running sets of new softs doing performance tests, and that took us to lunchtime. We managed a lot of work very quickly at lunchtime to get out just after two o’clock with Sergey doing extensive work on soft tyres at high fuel. The afternoon was interrupted by an electrical issue which again, lost us about an hour, but we continued that work into a race simulation, including the hypersoft tyre as we did yesterday. We ended the day with the FIA restart sequence tests. We managed a very decent lap count although it would have been far higher if we hadn’t lost an hour in the morning and an hour in the afternoon.
Lance Stroll: There is not an awful lot to say about today except, like yesterday, it has been another good day. I was just in the car this morning, got plenty of running and felt good in the car. We have certainly made another step, so now it is just a matter of continuing that good rhythm and seeing where we are at the end of the week.
Sergey Sirotkin: We had a good day in total, despite a couple of small issues. We covered a lot of laps during the afternoon, including my first race simulation, so that felt good. We boxed for a small problem but we managed to sort it quite quickly, so overall, I think we can be happy with how today went.
Pos.
Driver
Team
Best Time
Best / Total Laps
1.
D. Ricciardo
Aston Martin Red Bull Racing
1:18.047
79 / 165
2.
L. Hamilton
Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport
1:18.400
65 / 90
3.
V. Bottas
Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport
1:18.560
48 / 85
4.
S. Vettel
Scuderia Ferrari
1:19.541
28 / 66
5.
B. Hartley
Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda
1:19.823
117 / 119
6.
F. Alonso
McLaren F1 Team
1:19.856
8 / 57
7.
C. Sainz
Renault Sport Formula One Team
1:20.042
65 / 88
8.
R. Grosjean
Haas F1 Team
1:20.237
25 / 78
9.
K. Raikkonen
Scuderia Ferrari
1:20.242
18 / 49
10.
L. Stroll
WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING
1:20.349
47 / 63
11.
N. Hulkenberg
Renault Sport Formula One Team
1:20.758
25 / 102
12.
E. Ocon
Sahara Force India F1 Team
1:20.805
23 / 130
13.
C. Leclerc
Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team
1:20.918
77 / 160
14.
S. Sirotkin
WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING
1:22.350
66 / 80
The FW41 returns to the track tomorrow with Robert driving in the morning session, before handing over to Lance in the afternoon.