Kevin Magnussen made his Renault Sport Formula One Team debut on the third day of testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya completing 111 laps with a best time of 1min 26.014secs, the fourth fastest of the day.
Track: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Spain, 4.7km
Chassis: R.S.16 - 01
Weather: Cold and sunny. Ambient 9°C - 19°C Track 10°C - 24°C
Programme: Set-up work, aero assessments, tyre evaluations
Laps Completed: 111
Classification: 4, 1:26.014
Interruptions: Water leak
Kevin Magnussen will be in action tomorrow for the fourth and final day of the first test.
“It’s fantastic to get back in a Formula 1 car after eleven months away. Everything felt good straight away and it was great to be working with the team for the first time behind the wheel. We completed a lot of laps which is a real positive and I can’t wait to jump in the car tomorrow and continue today’s work.”
Alan Permane, Trackside Operations Director:
“A much better day for us in terms of reliability so we were able to run through a bigger programme including set-up and aero work as well as longer high fuel runs. This leaves us with a lot of data to work on with overnight. It was our first day with Kevin and he was very quickly into the groove so looks to be a very strong asset for the season ahead. We did have a water leak during the day, which was easily identified and diagnosed. We’re optimistic for another positive day tomorrow.”