F1 News: Barcelona Test Day 1 – Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes LogoBarcelona Test – Day One
Lewis and Pascal double up on eventful opening day for MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS in Spain

Date: Thursday 19 February 2015
Circuit: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Drivers: Lewis Hamilton / Pascal Wehrlein
No of Laps: 57 (Lewis Hamilton 10 / Pascal Wehrlein 47)
Circuit Length: 4.655 km
Kilometres Covered: 251.370
Best Lap Time: 1:28.489 (Pascal Wehrlein) / 1:30.429 (Lewis Hamilton)

Weather: Clear, dry, high temp 10°c
MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS began the second test of the 2015 season today at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, with Lewis Hamilton at the wheel of the F1 W06 Hybrid in the morning and Pascal Wehrlein taking the reins in the afternoon.
• Lewis emerged for his first run at precisely 09:00 CET, completing 10 laps before being forced to sit out the remainder of the day with a fever
• The F1 W06 Hybrid remained parked until just before lunch as the crew made the necessary adjustments to accommodate Reserve Driver Pascal Wehrlein
• Pascal completed 47 laps for the Silver Arrows during the afternoon, bringing the day’s total to 57
• Mercedes-Benz Power Units today completed a total of 1,294 km
• Nico Rosberg is scheduled to take the wheel of the F1 W06 Hybrid tomorrow for the second day of the test

Pascal Wehrlein
Today was a really good day in my career. I was quite surprised in the morning when I got the information that I would be driving the Mercedes in the afternoon. But I am here and I want to drive, so I am ready for any opportunity. To drive two Formula One cars in one day was amazing, so I’m very happy. We lost a bit of time in the garage which was a shame as I would have liked to do some more laps. But the time I had I really enjoyed. Spending the morning with Force India, also, was a great experience. It’s a good team, everyone was really welcoming and after a few laps I felt very confident in the car. I will have another day with them this week so I am really looking forward to getting back out there again.

Pos. Driver Car Time Laps
1 Pastor Maldonado Lotus 1:25.011 69
2 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:25.167 74
3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:25.547 59
4 Sergio Perez Force India 1:26.636 34
5 Felipe Nasr Sauber 1:27.307 79
6 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso 1:27.900 94
7 Jenson Button McLaren 1:28.182 21
8 Pascal Wehrlein Force India 1:28.329 32
9 Pascal Wehrlein MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS 1:28.489 47
10 Susie Wolff Williams 1:28.906 86
11 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS 1:30.429 10

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