Mercedes Hamilton was 2nd fastest for first day of final testing in Barcelaona

Lewis Hamilton completed a total of 526 km over the course of the day, the highest of any driver as the Formula One teams return to Barcelona for Winter testing.

Lewis Hamilton completed 113 laps today during testing at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, with conditions varying from heavy rain showers to a dry circuit for the late afternoon.

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 W04
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 W04

Photo by: XPB Images

The morning programme focused on tyre evaluations in the wet conditions, mainly on intermediate tyres. Lewis also completed race weekend procedure practice when useful running was not possible . This afternoon, Lewis completed a wet to dry race simulation on intermediate and then medium compound tyres. Lewis has now completed 2040 km over five days of winter testing, equivalent to nearly seven Grand Prix distances

Nico Rosberg will drive for the second day of the test tomorrow.

Date Thursday 28 February
Track Circuit de Catalunya
Driver Lewis Hamilton
No of Laps 113 laps
Best Lap Time 1:24.348
Kilometres Covered 526 kms
Track Length 4.655 kms
Weather Mixed - showers & dry

Lewis Hamilton The track started out really wet this morning but thankfully the conditions dried out later on and we were able to complete some proper running. It felt good to work through the race simulation this afternoon; both to get myself back in practice and to put valuable miles on the car. All the guys have done a fantastic job both here and at the factory. I'm really happy that we're making progress together and very much enjoying working with everyone. The last couple of days of pre-season testing are always really exciting when everyone starts to add their upgrades so I'm looking forward to the weekend.


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Series Formula 1
Drivers Lewis Hamilton , Nico Rosberg
Teams Mercedes
Article type Testing report
Tags barcelona, circuit de catalunya, hamilton, mercedes