Barcelona day three : The team to focus on a full day of running
The penultimate day of pre-season testing – and Checo’s final day in MP4-28 before Melbourne. For the first time this week, weather conditions were stable and favourable: it was bright and sunny all day, which allowed the team to focus on a full day of running.
The morning was devoted to evaluating a number of different mechanical set-ups. The team then committed to a series of system changes over the lunchbreak before kicking off with a long run in the afternoon. Some live pitstop practice was also included – allowing Checo to get a feel for racing with the team in Australia later this month.
The final day: Jenson resumes running duties, and will wrap up our pre-season evaluation ofMP4-28 with more aero and mechanical set-up work.
Four days (February 28 - March 3)
|1||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes AMG||1m 20.558s||117|
|2||Felipe Massa||Ferrari||1m 21.266s||94|
|3||Adrian Sutil||Force India||1m 21.627s||109|
|4||Pastor Maldonado||Williams||1m 22.305s||34|
|5||Valtteri Bottas||Williams||1m 22.468s||31|
|6||Esteban Gutierrez||Sauber||1m 22.553s||99|
|7||Mark Webber||Red Bull Racing||1m 22.658s||59|
|8||Sergio Perez||Vodafone McLaren Mercedes||1m 22.694s||101|
|9||Jean-Eric Vergne||Scuderia Toro Rosso||1m 23.223s||114|
|10||Romain Grosjean||Lotus||1m 23.380s||46|
|11||Davide Valsecchi||Lotus||1m 23.448s||16|
|12||Jules Bianchi||Marussia||1m 24.028s||74|
|13||Giedo van der Garde||Caterham||1m 24.235s||126|