Fast Facts :
Track : Silverstone, England, 5.9km
Chassis : R.S.16 - 02
Weather : Mostly clear sunny day, some small showers. Ambient 14°C-17°C. Track 17°C-29°C.
Programme : Further comparisons, assessments and simulations.
Laps Completed : 98
Classification : P8, 1:33.308
Interruptions : Rake removals, lunch, gearbox gremlins, suspension changes, fire.
What’s Next ?
Budapest for the Hungarian Grand Prix
Jolyon Palmer :
“We have been working on making the car quicker, that’s the main focus ! We had some big suspension updates that we were trying today, with a change planned during the lunch hour as it was quite a long alteration. We also worked on the aerodynamics ; it’s quite a busy test programme with a lot of different parts to try. The weather was challenging, we needed it to stay dry all day to be able to complete a real back-to-back comparison for the suspension. Thankfully it held most of the day and I felt quite good in the car throughout, which is always encouraging.”
Nick Chester, Technical Director :
“Today went pretty well ; we had a fairly packed programme after losing some time yesterday thanks to the weather but we got everything done. We had a varied range of things to test, suspension, aero, brakes and more, some of which we may see on the car in a few races’ time. Overall we are satisfied with how the day went. The final lap saw a small fire emerge from the car, the cause of which we are currently looking into.”