Barcelona day one : With 100 laps on the clock, a positive first day
Overnight heavy rain and constant drizzle throughout the morning meant it was a slow start to the final pre-season test of 2013. Today was Sergio Perez’s penultimate day in the MP4-28 before Melbourne, and the wet weather prompted the team to undertake a more conservative run programme.
Checo conducted some aero mapping in the morning before the team chose to focus on developing a stable set-up on the Intermediate tyre and putting some solid mileage on our 2013 package. With 100 laps under his belt, it was a positive first day.
With more wet weather predicted for tomorrow, Jenson’s programme is expected to be a continuation of today’s. Drier conditions are forecast for Saturday and Sunday – a benefit to the team as it brings together all the elements that constitute the aerodynamic package that it runs in Australia next month.
Four days (February 28 - March 3)
|1||Mark Webber||Red Bull Racing||1m 22.693s||90|
|2||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes AMG||1m 24.348s||113|
|3||Jean-Eric Vergne||Scuderia Toro Rosso||1m 25.017s||59|
|4||Valtteri Bottas||Williams||1m 26.458s||85|
|5||Sergio Perez||Vodafone McLaren Mercedes||1m 26.538s||100|
|6||Esteban Gutierrez||Sauber||1m 26.574s||92|
|7||Paul di Resta||Force India||1m 27.107s||57|
|8||Felipe Massa||Ferrari||1m 27.541s||112|
|9||Max Chilton||Marussia||1m 28.166s||78|
|10||Charles Pic||Caterham||1m 28.644s||83|
|11||Romain Grosjean||Lotus||1m 34.928s||52|