DAY ONE OVERVIEW
|Date||Wednesday 26 February 2020|
|Driver||Carlos Sainz, Lando Norris|
|Location||Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (4.655km/2.892 miles)|
|Laps/km/miles||46 laps/214km/133 miles, 57 laps/265km/165 miles|
|Best laptime||1m18.221s, 1m18.826s|
CARLOS SAINZ, #55
“Today we focused our morning on trying to understand some new aero parts for the car. The programme was very intense and changing the parts around meant we didn’t get to do as many laps as last week, but we completed the run plan as intended.
"All the back-to-back testing was important and all the data gathered is going to be very useful to understand the car. All in all, a good day.”
LANDO NORRIS, #4
“A good day, we did a lot of shorter aero runs to get a better understanding of the balance of the car. We changed the car a bit since last week in the areas we felt we had to improve on, and the set-up was also slightly different. Because of that, we still needed to do a few more aero runs. It was another day of trying to learn more about the car, get a good feeling as a driver, and get some laps on the board.
“Overall, the day was productive, and we did pretty much everything we needed to on the run plan. Today was more about testing parts and the next two days will be more about setting up the car.”
ANDREA STELLA, Racing Director
“We had another positive day today. The conditions were a little bit more tricky than the previous days, but we were still able to go through our programme and gain accurate information. We had several test items to check and validate, which we did diligently thanks to good reliability.
"Today’s target wasn’t mileage, but some upgrades and set-up options. We look forward now to completing the test as efficiently as we have so far. We plan to look a little bit more into performance and into long runs over the next couple of days.”
TODAY'S OFFICIAL TESTING TIMES
|1||Robert Kubica||Alfa Romeo||1:16.942s||53 laps|
|2||Max Verstappen||Red Bull Racing||1:17.347s||85 laps|
|3||Sergio Perez||Racing Point||1:17.428s||84 laps|
|4||Daniil Kvyat||AlphaTauri||1:17.456s||61 laps|
|5||Pierre Gasly||AlphaTauri||1:17.540s||25 laps|
|6||Alex Albon||Red Bull Racing||1:17.550s||29 laps|
|7||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes||1:17.562s||89 laps|
|8||Lance Stroll||Racing Point||1:17.787s||43 laps|
|9||Valtteri Bottas||Mercedes||1:18.100s||90 laps|
|10||Sebastian Vettel||Ferrari||1:18.113s||84 laps|
|11||Daniel Ricciardo||Renault||1:18.214s||53 laps|
|12||Carlos Sainz||McLaren||1:18.221s||46 laps|
|13||Charles Leclerc||Ferrari||1:18.244s||80 laps|
|14||Nicholas Latifi||Williams||1:18.300s||48 laps|
|15||George Russell||Williams||1:18.535s||59 laps|
|16||Romain Grosjean||Haas||1:18.670s||107 laps|
|17||Lando Norris||McLaren||1:18.826s||57 laps|
|18||Kimi Raikkonen||Alfa Romeo||1:19.515s||51 laps|
|19||Esteban Ocon||Renault||1:21.542s||74 laps|
Lando will take to the wheel of the MCL35 tomorrow for his final day of pre-season testing.
Three days (Wednesday 26 – Friday 28 February 2020).
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