Magnussen set the day’s fourth fastest time

Kevin Magnussen: "Our race simulation went well and I’m really gelling with the team;"

Magnussen set the day’s fourth fastest time
Kevin Magnussen, Renault Sport F1 Team RS16
Kevin Magnussen, Renault Sport F1 Team RS16
Kevin Magnussen, Renault Sport F1 Team RS16
Kevin Magnussen, Renault Sport F1 Team RS16
Kevin Magnussen, Renault Sport F1 Team RS16
Kevin Magnussen, Renault Sport F1 Team RS16
Kevin Magnussen, Renault Sport F1 Team RS16

Kevin Magnussen concluded the final day of the first pre-season test for Renault Sport Formula One Team by completing a bumper 153 laps of the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Kevin set the day’s fourth fastest time – a 1min 25.263secs – as well as completing the greatest amount of laps.

Fast Facts

Track: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Spain, 4.7km
Chassis: R.S.16 - 01
Weather: Cold and sunny. Ambient 7°C - 20°C Track 8°C - 28°C
Programme: Aero logging, set-up work, full race simulation including pit stops.
Laps Completed: 153
Classification: 4, 1:25.263
Interruptions: Red flags, driver pit stop

What’s Next?

Stripping and rebuilding of the R.S.16 ahead of next week’s second test commencing on March 1. Kevin will be in action for the first two days; Jolyon for the second two.

Kevin Magnussen: “I certainly have had a workout over the last couple of days with over 260 laps completed! It feels so good to be back in an F1 car and working through the programme and making strong progress. Our race simulation went well and I’m really gelling with the team; it’s a real pleasure to be driving here and I can’t wait to get back in the car on Tuesday.”

Fred Vasseur, Racing Director: “This has been a productive first test for us. The initial R.S.16 planning meetings took place at the end of September last year so it’s clear that everyone at Enstone and Viry-Châtillon has made a tremendous effort to produce it and facilitate the performance we’ve seen today and this week. Jolyon and Kevin have demonstrated themselves to be an accomplished and hungry pair of drivers. With the mileage accumulated over the last two days we have a good baseline. We have a lot of work yet to do, but it’s a solid start to the season.”

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