135 Laps For Ricciardo On Day 2
Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo completed 135 laps in the Red Bull RB12 TAG-Heuer on day 2 of the second Barcelona winter test at the Barcelona Circuit Du Catalunya in Montmelo, Spain.
The Australian ended the day sixth overall with a fastest time of 1m 25.235s and speaking following his day in the car he commented by saying:
Quite a lot of laps today. Obviously we did a race simulation, which was definitely on the to-do list and I’m glad we got through it successfully. It was important to do that today and also important for me to do the laps to see how my body feels and it was positive on both sides. The car feels very decent. The last half hour on track the wind picked up a bit and the sun got a bit lower so that made it a bit more challenging but otherwise a pretty good run today.
Head of Race Engineering Guillaume Rocquelin commented by saying:
A very busy day for the whole team out here today. In the morning we did a lot of pit stop practice, all of which went very smoothly. We also built some aero mapping and normal running into the morning session, which was productive. In the afternoon, we moved across to race simulation. I don’t think we were alone in that, as plenty of teams were out there working through race programmes and I’m happy to say that ours went well. We got through 135 laps today, the most we’ve done in a single day at these tests so far and we didn’t encounter any problems. We are hoping to run through a similar programme with Dany for tomorrow when he takes over the driving again.