Kevin Magnussen completed his pre-season test duties with Renault Sport Formula One Team, notching up 126 laps with a best lap time of 1min 23.933secs, the third fastest of the day. Over his four days behind the wheel of the R.S.16, Kevin completed a total of 509 laps.
Track: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Spain, 4.7km
Chassis: R.S.16 - 01
Weather: Mild to warm and sunny. Ambient 10°C - 19°C Track 11°C - 30°C
Programme: Aero assessments, set-up work, lower fuel runs, race simulation
Laps Completed: 126
Classification: P3, 1:23.933
Interruptions: Routine garage visits, water leak at end of day
Jolyon Palmer will be in action for the penultimate day of pre-season testing tomorrow.
“It’s been a positive pre-season of testing for me and I couldn’t have wanted much more from the team. I’ve enjoyed four reliable test days with over 100 laps completed on each day. The car does feel good and we know what we want from it: more power and more downforce – which is what every race driver wants from his race car! Importantly, we have a good balance and a car that’s nice to drive. The reliability we’ve seen is a bonus as we head to the first race of the season and for me it’s been a real pleasure working with my new team. I can’t wait for Melbourne.”
Remi Taffin, Engine Technical Director:
“We completed more than 500km again today which is good news. We had no issues to report aside from a small water leak at the end of the day. We are still fine tuning and making improvements ahead of Melbourne but everything is looking positive at this stage; everything’s running to plan.”