F1 News: Barcelona T2 Day 3 – Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes LogoBarcelona Test Two – Day Three

Mixed bag for Lewis Hamilton on day three at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

Date: Saturday 28 February 2015
Circuit: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Driver: Lewis Hamilton
No of Laps: 76
Circuit Length: 4.655 km
Kilometres Covered: 354
Best Lap Time: 1:23.022

Weather: Overcast, dry, high temp 11°c
MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS continued the third test of the 2015 season today at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, with Lewis Hamilton at the wheel of the F1 W06 Hybrid.
• Today’s schedule consisted of aero evaluation work in the morning, followed by setup analysis and performance tests in the afternoon
• Lewis emerged for his first run at 09:05 CET, completing 36 laps before lunch and a further 40 after the lunch break
• Mercedes-Benz Power Units today completed a total of 2,104 km
• Nico Rosberg is scheduled to take the wheel of the F1 W06 Hybrid tomorrow for the fourth and final day of the test

Lewis Hamilton
It wasn’t a particularly spectacular day. The track seems to have lost a bit of grip in the last few days so the feeling wasn’t as good. But I’m still glad we got some running done and I feel good in the car. We were trying to understand a few things today with the set up and it gave us a clearer indication of that in the afternoon. The guys in the team have been exceptional during these tests and I just can’t wait to get racing now – the fun stuff!

Pos. Driver Car Time Laps
1 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS 1:23.022 76
2 Felipe Massa Williams 1:23.262 102
3 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:23.276 136
4 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1:24.191 132
5 Romain Grosjean Lotus 1:24.200 116
6 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:24.477 123
7 Nico Hülkenberg Force India 1:24.939 158
8 Kevin Magnussen McLaren 1:25.225 39
9 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:25.742 128

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