The Renault F1 Team’s Kevin Magnussen was in action as the opening day of the second winter test at the Barcelona Circuit Du Catalunya got underway in Montmelo, Spain on Tuesday.
The Danish driver completed a total of 119 laps in the RS16-01 and ended the day in 10th place with a fastest time of 1m 25.760s.
Magnussen’s programme for the day consisted of aero assessments, set-up work, reliability and installation validation. Speaking following his day in the car he commented by saying:
It was another strong day with lots of laps completed. There’s a positive feeling with this car but equally we know where we need to make improvements and that’s what we’re working towards. It’s great to be able to get so much mileage for myself and the team as we can really make good progress.
The Renault F1 Team’s Chassis Technical Director, Nick Chester commented by saying:
A pretty good day for us with the car running reliably and completing 119 laps. We were able to work on both front and rear suspension set up as well as aero data logging which will give us further direction for the remainder of the test. All of today’s programme has been completed so there is a satisfying amount of data to process ahead of tomorrow.
Magnussen will be back in the car for day 2 of the test on Wednesday.