ART Grand Prix Barcelona test notes

ART Grand Prix team took part in the final testing session in Barcelona this week prior to the opening two rounds of its debut championship at Imola, being part of the San Marino F1 GP, from the 22nd to the 24th of April. The aim was two fold: to...

ART Grand Prix team took part in the final testing session in Barcelona this week prior to the opening two rounds of its debut championship at Imola, being part of the San Marino F1 GP, from the 22nd to the 24th of April. The aim was two fold: to put the last touches on the Renault Dallara on the tight cornered circuit complete with fast turns and long straights, but also to undergo reliability testing and endurance runs before the first round of competition.

Frederic Vasseur : The aim of this final testing session was to complete long runs in order to check the car in racing set-up. We therefore undertook racing simulations with a lot of fuel onboard to establish our strategy in Imola. Overall we are satisfied, especially with Nico's good performance on Thursday afternoon.

Nico Rosberg : I am very happy! We took a good step forward compared to the tests in Le Castellet and have improved a lot in performance. We did a good job and the long runs went really well. I was in good shape at the end of the racing simulations; the tyres and the car were OK. I am therefore really happy with these two days and I am looking forward to Imola.

Alexandre Premat : The first day went well, we did a good job on the car and we were happy with the results. Thursday did not go as well though as we had a few technical problems, which slowed us down in our set-up in the morning. We preferred to take a step back but the front wheels locked and I went off the track in the afternoon, thankfully without too much damage. We are going to use the useful data collected in the past two days to get ready for Imola!

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Series FIA F2
Drivers Nico Rosberg , Alexandre Prémat , Frederic Vasseur
Teams ART Grand Prix