Mercedes and Bird have prodructive second test day at Magny-Cours

Sam Bird, test driver, Mercedes AMG F1
Sam Bird, test driver, Mercedes AMG F1

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Driver: Sam Bird
No of Laps: 125 laps
Best Lap Time: 1:17.482
Kms Covered: 551 km
Circuit: Magny-Cours
Track Length: 4.411 km
Weather: Dry




Sam Bird continued the Young Driver Test for MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS today, with Michael Schumacher also paying a visit to the team in Magny Cours to see for himself how the test is progressing and hear Sam’s feedback.

- Sam and the team continued to evaluate the latest developments for the F1 W03 on a second productive day
- The team have used the Pirelli soft tyre so far in the test, and will switch to the hard tyre tomorrow
- Sam completed 125 laps today, taking his total mileage for the test to 970 km

Brendon Hartley, one of the team’s simulator drivers, will take over the car tomorrow for the final day of the test.

Sam Bird We’ve had a second very positive day at the test and successfully completed our planned schedule, including the evaluation of the performance items that we wanted to achieve. We’re happy with the results that we’ve seen so far and there is a lot of information to go through to hopefully help improve the car. It was a great experience to be back behind the wheel of a Formula One car this week, and to help with the development programme, and I would like to thank the team for giving me this opportunity.

Source: Mercedes

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