It explains why, during the first few hours, Seb used wet weather Intermediate tyres, before switching to new
and used Softs for the rest of the day. The final part of the session was given over to long runs, which yielded
a best lap during these tests of 1’20”241. “The afternoon wasn’t exactly ideal,” commented the driver,
“because of the track conditions and also a bit of time lost in the garage to sort out a few details. I’d have
liked to have driven more, but we can do that next week, when we will start to get a clearer picture.”
The team also did some pit stop practice. Testing resumes on Tuesday 6th March, running through to the 9th.
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport
The last day of the first week of pre-season testing turned out to be the most productive day yet for
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport. The team managed to drive the F1 W09 EQ Power+ for a total of 600
kilometres, with both drivers running a decent amount of laps. After tricky weather conditions had
compromised yesterday’s programme, the team got a lot of work done today and is now looking forward to
more productive testing days next week.