F1 News: Barcelona T2 Day 4 – Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes LogoBarcelona Test Two – Day Four

Nico wraps up winter testing with a marathon run at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

Date: Sunday 01 March 2015
Circuit: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Driver: Nico Rosberg
No of Laps: 148
Circuit Length: 4.655 km
Kilometres Covered: 689
Best Lap Time: 1:25.186

Weather: Mainly sunny, dry, high temp 19°c
MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS wrapped up the third and final pre-season test of 2015 today at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, with Nico Rosberg at the wheel of the F1 W06 Hybrid.
• Today’s schedule consisted of setup evaluation work
• Nico emerged for his first run at precisely 09:00 CET, completing 70 laps before lunch and a further 78 after the lunch break
• Mercedes-Benz Power Units today completed a total of 1,876 km
• MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS completed a total of 378 laps (2,066 km) of the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya over the four day test
• The team will now return to Brackley to prepare for the first Race of 2015 in Melbourne, Australia, in two weeks time

Nico Rosberg
Today was a good day and, overall, that was a very interesting test here in Barcelona. We made some mechanical set up changes on the car which was very interesting to me. I also did a long run at the end today on the soft tyres which was okay. In Melbourne we will have the soft tyre and it will be a challenge to manage them well, so we need to look at that. After this test, though, we can be happy. The team did a fantastic job. Thanks to everybody, who was involved in the development of the car. We are very optimistic. Now, I look forward to flying to Australia and getting back to racing.

Pos. Driver Team Time Laps
1 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:23.063 89
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:23.469 129
3 Felipe Nasr Sauber 1:24.023 159
4 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso 1:24.527 85
5 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:24.638 72
6 Sergio Perez Force India 1:25.113 130
7 Nico Rosberg MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS 1:25.186 148
8 Jenson Button McLaren 1:25.327 30
9 Pastor Maldonado Lotus 1:28.272 36

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