DAY THREE OVERVIEW
|Date||Friday 28 February 2020|
|Location||Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (4.655km/2.892 miles)|
|Laps/km/miles||163 laps/759km/471 miles|
CARLOS SAINZ, #55
“We’ve ended testing with a good day. In the morning we managed to tick off some test items I still had left to do, and we managed to make some conclusions and get a clear read of the car. The afternoon was more about long runs and race simulations, testing the car in different conditions, and again this felt like a decent run. Thanks to the whole team for their hard work over the pre-season.
“I think we can say we’re now ready for Australia and I can’t wait to get there.”
ANDREAS SEIDL, Team Principal
“Pre-season testing 2020 completed. It’s been a good and productive second test week for us, with plenty of laps covered. We’ve introduced a number of new updates to the car throughout the week which have worked as expected. The conditions have been varied across the few days, particularly in terms of wind, but this has given us good variations in data.
“This test has been the best for McLaren for some time, with strong reliability enabling us to complete our programme as planned and collect valuable information for analysis. We head to Melbourne feeling prepared for the start of the season, with good information on areas we need to develop and a good understanding of the work to be done.
“We knew coming here that 2020 was shaping up to be a competitive season. This test has only reinforced that. The competition is so close and the fans can expect a tight and exciting battle – it will be a great season to watch.
“Thanks to the entire team, both here in Barcelona and back at the factory. Their hard work over the winter has enabled us to complete these strong pre-season tests. Thanks also go to Renault for their efforts and continued support. Finally, thanks to Carlos and Lando for their commitment throughout the winter and pre-season.”
TODAY'S OFFICIAL TESTING TIMES
|1||Valtteri Bottas||Mercedes||1:16.196s||79 laps|
|2||Max Verstappen||Red Bull Racing||1:16.269s||45 laps|
|3||Daniel Ricciardo||Renault||1:16.276s||65 laps|
|4||Charles Leclerc||Ferrari||1:16.360s||181 laps|
|5||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes||1:16.410s||90 laps|
|6||Esteban Ocon||Renault||1:16.433s||75 laps|
|7||Sergio Perez||Racing Point||1:16.634s||154 laps|
|8||Carlos Sainz||McLaren||1:16.820s||163 laps|
|9||George Russell||Williams||1:16.871s||146 laps|
|10||Daniil Kvyat||AlphaTauri||1:16.914s||160 laps|
|11||Romain Grosjean||Renault||1:17.037s||86 laps|
|12||Kimi Raikkonen||Alfa Romeo||1:17.415s||115 laps|
|13||Kevin Magnussen||Haas||1:17.495s||29 laps|
|14||Alex Albon||Red Bull Racing||1:17.803s||59 laps|
Pre-season testing has now concluded. The team will return to the McLaren Technology Centre and start final preparations for the 2020 season. The MCL35 will return to track at the Australian Grand Prix.
Three days (Wednesday 26 – Friday 28 February 2020).
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