Barcelona Test #1 2018 – Day Three
Driver: Lance Stroll (AM), Robert Kubica (PM)
Chassis / Engine: FW41-01 / Mercedes-AMG F1 M09 EQ Power+
Location: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, 4.655 km
Weather: Cold and wet
Temperatures (max): Air 3ºC / Track 4ºC
Paddy Lowe, Chief Technical Officer: Today started with snow and finished with rain and track running was limited to one installation lap for Robert. We made good use of the time doing set-up tests in the garage, but it is disappointing when this is all we can achieve during a day. Now we are looking forward to the final day of this first test and hoping we can get back onto our planned programme.
Lance Stroll: The weather conspired against us today as it was too snowy, wet and cold for us to get any running done in the morning when I was due out on the track. It was a shame as I know the fans are always very enthusiastic here. Let’s hope the weather is better tomorrow. We did, however, manage to push the car into the pitlane and I was able to practice the grid procedure with the team.
Robert Kubica: Unfortunately, Barcelona welcomed us with snow this morning! Conditions were very difficult, almost impossible. It stopped snowing before midday but there was still a lot of standing water. We tried but it was nearly impossible to do anything so we stayed in the garage for most of the time.
The FW41 returns to the track tomorrow with Sergey driving in the morning session, before handing over to Lance in the afternoon.