Press Release -03 April 2019 -AMG Petronas Motorsport -2019 Bahrain In-Season Test, Day 2 ( AMG Petronas Media ) - Automotive Event Images

Press Release -03 April 2019 -AMG Petronas Motorsport -2019 Bahrain In-Season Test, Day 2 ( AMG Petronas Media )

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Archive number: M189167

2019 Bahrain In-Season Test.

Day 2 George Russell tops the timesheets on the second and final day of the Bahrain in-season test Date: Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Driver: George Russell
Circuit: Bahrain International Circuit Circuit
Length: 5.412 km
Laps Completed: 101
Distance Covered: 547 km
Best Lap Time: 1:29.029

George Russell was driving the Mercedes-AMG F1 W10 EQ Power+ on the second day of the Bahrain in-season test, completing 101 laps and setting the fastest time of the day.

Today's programme focused on aero data collection and set-up work Mercedes-Benz Power Units completed a total of 1,607 km today.

George Russell
Timings don't mean a lot in testing; however, it's always a special experience to be on top of the timesheets. We had a very productive day today, the team learned a lot of things to help them progress. Driving a different car than usual, I personally also learned a lot which I can take back to further improve my driving.

Andrew Shovlin
It's been great to have George back in our car for the day and many thanks to Williams for allowing it. He did an excellent job today, the way he goes about testing and his consistency and feedback would make you think he has a couple of seasons of F1 under his belt, not just two races. The morning had been successful, we had a packed programme due to the rain yesterday but were getting through the items very well. Unfortunately, at lunch we spotted a small water leak that wasn't a quick fix which delayed our afternoon programme quite considerably. Whilst we couldn't complete all our test items, we've done the important bits and we leave here with more information and understanding of the car and tyres and we've managed to test some developments that we plan to roll out over the next few races.

George Russell (63) Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport - Best 1:29.029 101 Laps
2 Sergio Perez (11) Racing Point - Best 1:29.095 - 61 Laps
3 Sebastian Vettel (5) Ferrari - Best 1:29.319 - 103 Laps
4 Carlos Sainz (55) McLaren - Best 1:29.795 - 21 Laps
5 Daniil Kvyat (26) Toro Rosso (Pirelli-Test) - Best 1:29.911 - 111 Laps
6 Mick Schumacher (36) Alfa Romeo - Best 1:29.998 - 70 Laps
7 Alex Albon (23) Toro Rosso - Best 1:30.037 -  143 Laps
8 Lance Stroll (18) Racing Point - Best 1:30.049  - 35 Laps
9 Dan Ticktum (24) Red Bull - Best 1:30.856  - 135 Laps
10 Romain Grosjean (8) Haas - Best 1:30.903  - 87 Laps
11 Fernando Alonso (14) McLaren (Pirelli-Test) - Best 1:31.006  - 69 Laps
12 Pietro Fittipaldi (51) Haas - Best 1:31.209  - 48 Laps
13 Lando Norris (4) McLaren - Best 1:31.303  - 72 Laps
14 Jack Aitken (45) Renault - Best 1:31.500 - 103 Laps
15 Nicholas Latifi (40) Williams - Best 1:32.198  - 100 Laps
16 Carlos Sainz (55) McLaren (Pirelli-Test) - Best 1:32.269 - 60 Laps

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