Gasly Completes 146 Laps On The Final Day Of Testing

MONTMELO, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 21: Pierre Gasly of France driving the (10) Aston Martin Red Bull Racing RB15 on track during day four of F1 Winter Testing at Circuit de Catalunya on February 21, 2019 in Montmelo, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
 MONTMELO, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 21: Pierre Gasly of France driving the (10) Aston Martin Red Bull Racing RB15 on track during day four of F1 Winter Testing at Circuit de Catalunya on February 21, 2019 in Montmelo, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s Pierre Gasly completed 146 laps of the Barcelona Circuit Du Catalunya on the final day of the opening winter test of 2019 in the Honda powered RB15.

Gasly set the eleventh fastest time of the day with a 01:18.780s.

Speaking following the action he said:

It was a really productive day. “We managed 146 laps, so a lot of long runs but also a lot of tests done for the Team. The overall feeling with the car is really good. It doesn’t show on the lap times today, but it is testing and we know what we’re doing, so I’m pretty happy. This week has gone well. I managed to do a lot of laps, which was important for me, and I was able to get used to the car and my new engineer. We’ve done some good work in that regard this week and there’s a lot more to come next week as we get ready for Melbourne.”

Head of Race Engineering Guillaume Rocquelin commented by saying:

We had a very smooth, tidy finish to the first test and Pierre got through a big workload today” said Head of Race Engineering, Guillaume Rocquelin. “We spent much of the day on the C3 tyre and focused on longer runs but it wasn’t just about piling on the miles. There was plenty going on in the background that will aid development of the car. Overall we’ve had a very successful first test. We’ve been able to tick off all the items on the run plans and this test has thrown up a few interesting things that we can factor into development. We’ve had great support from the factory too, as shown with the rear wing we ran yesterday, so it’s been a very consistent and productive week. We got to where wanted to be and beyond

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