Hamilton and Wehrlein double up on eventful opening day for Mercedes in Spain

After completing 10 laps, Lewis Hamilton was forced to sit out the remainder of the day with a fever.

Mercedes AMG Petronas began the second test of the 2015 season today at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, with Lewis Hamilton at the wheel of the F1 W06 Hybrid in the morning and Pascal Wehrlein taking the reins in the afternoon.

Lewis emerged for his first run at precisely 09:00 CET, completing 10 laps before being forced to sit out the remainder of the day with a fever. The F1 W06 Hybrid remained parked until just before lunch as the crew made the necessary adjustments to accommodate Reserve Driver Pascal Wehrlein. Pascal completed 47 laps for the Silver Arrows during the afternoon, bringing the day's total to 57.

Mercedes-Benz Power Units today completed a total of 1,294 km. Nico Rosberg is scheduled to take the wheel of the F1 W06 Hybrid tomorrow for the second day of the test.

Pascal Wehrlein: "Today was a rePascal Wehrleinally good day in my career. I was quite surprised in the morning when I got the information that I would be driving the Mercedes in the afternoon. But I am here and I want to drive, so I am ready for any opportunity. To drive two Formula One cars in one day was amazing, so I'm very happy.

We lost a bit of time in the garage which was a shame as I would have liked to do some more laps. But the time I had I really enjoyed. Spending the morning with Force India, also, was a great experience. It's a good team, everyone was really welcoming and after a few laps I felt very confident in the car. I will have another day with them this week so I am really looking forward to getting back out there again."

Pos. Driver Car Time Laps
1 Pastor Maldonado Lotus 1:25.011 69
2 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:25.167 74
3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:25.547 59
4 Sergio Perez Force India 1:26.636 34
5 Felipe Nasr Sauber 1:27.307 79
6 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso 1:27.900 94
7 Jenson Button McLaren 1:28.182 21
8 Pascal Wehrlein Force India 1:28.329 32
9 Pascal Wehrlein MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS 1:28.489 47
10 Susie Wolff Williams 1:28.906 86

Mercedes AMG Petronas

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Series Formula 1
Event Barcelona F1 testing
Sub-event Testing
Track Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Drivers Jenson Button , Kimi Raikkonen , Lewis Hamilton , Nico Rosberg , Susie Wolff , Pastor Maldonado , Sergio Perez , Daniel Ricciardo , Felipe Nasr , Max Verstappen , Pascal Wehrlein
Article type Testing report
Tags mercedes