Nico Rosberg’s quotes after testing – 25th February 2016 – Circuit de Catalunya

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Lewis and Nico wrap up successful opening week for the F1 W07 Hybrid

MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS concluded the opening pre-season test of the 2016 season today at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, with Lewis Hamilton at the wheel of the Mercedes-Benz F1 W07 Hybrid in the morning and Nico Rosberg in the cockpit during the afternoon.

  • Lewis emerged for his first run at 09:05, completing 99 laps before the hour-long lunch break at 13:00. Nico completed a further 86 laps in the afternoon – finishing for the day at 17:50.
  • Today’s programme focused on aero evaluation and race simulation work – including practice starts and pit stops.
  • Mercedes-Benz Power Units today completed a total of 1,699 km.
  • The team will now prepare the F1 W07 Hybrid for the second pre-season test of 2016 in Barcelona next week.

Nico Rosberg: “It’s been a great start. Reliability is looking very, very good and the car feels quick. It’s great even to look at. You take a walk around it and there’s some real innovation there. You can really see how far we’ve come as a team these past few years – it’s very impressive. I can’t wait to see what it can do when we get to qualifying in Melbourne. Pounding round on mediums all day isn’t always so fun! Physically it’s actually been ok. I knew it would be an intense couple of weeks so I prepared for it. Of course, there’s a few bits that are sore – mostly from the seat as it’s solid carbon. But overall I’m really pleased with how it’s been. It’s useful to have done so much mileage, as we found a few small problems that maybe we wouldn’t have discovered with less track time. Nothing race ending – just small things – which could be very useful for Melbourne and beyond.”

Source: http://www.mercedesamgf1.com/

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