Mercedes: The team completed 1715 kms over the three days
3 May, 2012
May.3 (Mercedes Press Release) Nico Rosberg completed the third and final day of the Mugello test for the Mercedes AMG Petronas team today.
- Nico and the team spent the day concentrating on further tyre and set-up evaluations with the F1 W03
- A second very productive day saw Nico complete 129 laps, equal to over 670 km
- The team completed 1715 kms over the three days, and will next be in action at the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona.
“It has been a good testing programme for us here in Mugello, and I have been able to complete a lot of mileage in my Silver Arrow around this amazing track. Today, we learned a lot about tyre management, and this should help us at the next race in Barcelona. There is still a lot of work to do of course, and we do need to improve our car in fast corners, but overall I am pleased with the progress that we have made here this week.”
“We have had a good week in Mugello, and been able to complete much of our planned test programme despite the loss of some track time on Tuesday due to the poor weather conditions. The first opportunity for in-season testing for some time has proved beneficial, particularly as it has enabled us to test some new development ideas and take a closer look at improving the car from things that we have identified over the first four races. Mugello is a great track and I know that both Nico and Michael have enjoyed the experience of driving there this week.”