Barcelona day one : Sergio’s second outing behind the wheel of MP4-28
The second of Formula 1’s three pre-season Spanish tests kicked off today at Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya, an aero-dependent track that will provide teams with a clearer idea of the state of their preparations ahead of the 2013 season.
Sergio Perez kicked off the running this morning, his second outing behind the wheel of MP4-28. As at last week’s test at Jerez, the team spent the morning running through a series of aero tests before breaking to reset the car for some set-up comparison work.
After lunch, Sergio began a series of longer runs to evaluate the effects of the mechanical set-up changes. He also took the opportunity to more fully acclimatise himself to the cockpit controls and team communications that he will start to encounter in the races.
The afternoon concluded with a live pitstop practice. It was a productive day.
Sergio concludes his running. Jenson takes over for Thursday and Friday.
Four days (February 19-22)
|1||Nico Rosberg||Mercedes AMG||1m 22.616s||54|
|2||Kimi Raikkonen||Lotus-Renault||1m 22.672s||44|
|3||Fernando Alonso||Ferrari||1m 22.952s||110|
|4||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull Racing||1m 22.965s||66|
|5||Pastor Maldonado||Williams||1m 23.733s||86|
|6||Daniel Ricciardo||Scuderia Toro Rossa||1m 23.884s||73|
|7||Sergio Perez||Vodafone McLaren Mercedes||1m 24.124s||77|
|8||Paul di Resta||Force India||1m 24.144s||82|
|9||Esteban Gutierrez||Sauber||1m 25.124s||68|
|10||Max Chilton||Marussia||1m 26.747s||65|
|11||Charles Pic||Caterham||1m 27.534s||49|