The Haas F1 Team’s Kevin Magnussen ended day 2 in fourth place where he finished on day 1. The Dane completed 118 laps, the most of any driver at the Barcelona Circuit Du Catalunya in Spain.
Magnussen who set a fastest time of 01:22.204s and speaking following the day of action he commented by saying:
A good day. I got the most laps of anyone, so that’s sums up our day pretty well, with lots of running. That’s what it’s all about here at winter testing. We want to put as many miles on the car as possible, to find all of these little problems that can creep up during the season, to catch them as early as possible. I’m very happy with the feeling I have in the car and in working with the team. It’s been good to get back in a car again.
Speaking about the second day of testing, Haas F1 Team Principal Guenther Steiner commented by saying:
We have learned a lot from this test and it’s been good so far. We hope it continues like this over the next two days and into next week, as well. Today we ran our full program. This morning we had a small hiccup, nothing big, and in the afternoon we ran our full program. What we missed in the morning we got in the afternoon. We learned a lot about the behavior of the car. We did setup changes. We know that we still need to work on the car to get the best out of it, but that’s why we do testing. Now the guys will analyze the whole night, and tomorrow with Romain (Grosjean), we’ll put in what we learned today and try to make the car go quicker. It seems the car is very reliable. Ferrari has done a fantastic job with their engine package, gearbox, everything. It was very reliable today, no problems at all. Touch wood it stays like this for the rest of the test, but up to now we’re very satisfied
Romain Grosjean will drive the VF17 for the next two days in Barcelona while Magnussen will be back in action during testing next week.