The Haas F1 Team were happy with the opening day of the second winter test at the Barcelona Circuit Du Catalunya on Tuesday.
Kevin Magnussen was in the VF17 and completed 81 laps setting the eighth fastest time of the day, a 01:21.676s and speaking following the day in the car, Magnussen commented by saying:
It was a decent day again. We had some good testing. We had a few small issues we dealt with, but it didn’t stop us from running completely. All testing is valuable and we got some good mileage. I have a good feeling in the car and we’re happy with the balance. I’m looking forward to the coming days.
Haas F1 Team Principal Guenther Steiner commented by saying:
We had a very productive morning. We learned a lot and we managed to get a lot of laps in. The afternoon was not as good. Still, we learned things but we had a few small problems, which meant we didn’t get the running in we wanted. It’s all part of testing. It’s no big panic. There’s no big issue anywhere. We just had a few small gremlins in the car. We’re learning more about the car, and finding out more things we have to look after.
Romain Grosjean will be in the car on Wednesday for day 2 of testing.