MERCEDES AMG COMPLETES 94 LAPS ON ANOTHER COLD DAY IN BARCELONA - FORMULA 1

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

MERCEDES AMG COMPLETES 94 LAPS ON ANOTHER COLD DAY IN BARCELONA

Valtteri Bottas was behind the wheel of the Mercedes-AMG F1 W09 EQ Power+ today at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. The Finn handled the freezing temperatures well, completing a total of 94 laps and clocking in the second fastest time of the day. After poor track conditions limited running in the morning, Valtteri continued to drive for the afternoon to maximise mileage.

Valtteri Bottas:"It was very cold on track today; I don’t think I’ve ever driven in such cold conditions before in Formula One. Testing is always difficult in these temperatures, the tyres are just not made for these conditions. But we made the most out of the day. In the morning, we focused on aero work with different aero rakes on the car, running various tests. In the afternoon, I was doing long runs and we also worked on the set-up."

"It was quite tricky in these temperatures, but we managed to get some work done and found some answers to our testing items. The weather is obviously unfortunate, but there’s nothing we can do about it and it’s the same conditions for everyone. In these conditions, I would say today was a good day. I hope that the weather is going to get better soon and I’m looking forward to tomorrow and Thursday.