The end of testing at Mugello for Mercedes AMG Petronas team: 1715 kms over 3 days of testing
Nico Rosberg went through his day of testing at Mugello without incident for the Mercedes AMG Petronas team. The day as well spent keying into further tyre and set-up evaluations with the F1 W03. 2nd day of testing saw Nico go129 laps, while totals a distance of over 670 km. Mercedes AMG Petronas team ploughed down 1715 kms over 3 days of testing, as they get ready for the 2012 Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona.
Nico Rosberg said, “It has been a good testing programme for us here in Mugello, and I have been able to complete a lot of mileage in my Silver Arrow around this amazing track. Today, we learned a lot about tyre management, and this should help us at the next race in Barcelona. There is still a lot of work to do of course, and we do need to improve our car in fast corners, but overall I am pleased with the progress that we have made here this week.”
Ross Brawn went on to say, “We have had a good week in Mugello, and been able to complete much of our planned test programme despite the loss of some track time on Tuesday due to the poor weather conditions. The first opportunity for in-season testing for some time has proved beneficial, particularly as it has enabled us to test some new development ideas and take a closer look at improving the car from things that we have identified over the first four races. Mugello is a great track and I know that both Nico and Michael have enjoyed the experience of driving there this week.”