Dan Ticktum was behind the wheel for the second and final day of the Barcelona test, completing a total of 79 laps. Taking over from Pierre, who ran yesterday, Dan continued development work in the RB15 running on both the C2 and C3 tyre.
Today’s running was Dan’s second day in the RB15, having made his testing debut last month at Sakhir in the test that followed the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Commenting on today’s programme, Dan said: “I think for the Team, data-wise, we got what we wanted as today was about executing a specific run plan rather than setting purple sectors. We had a driveline issue this morning which cost us a few hours but the running that we did get was positive. There will be more feedback later in the week, but overall, at the moment, everyone’s satisfied.”
Simon Rennie, Group Leader Simulator Engineering, added: “It was a full programme of aero testing today. Some of that was about understanding the car that we have, and the rest was assessing future developments. The issue that we had at midday kept us in the garage for a few hours and it was a shame to lose that time but the running we had was very useful. Dan had a good day. As was the case in Bahrain, he did everything we asked him to do. There were many complicated procedures to master and he did them all faultlessly. It was interesting having him back in the car six weeks on from the Bahrain test, as he was able to relate to us the areas in which he felt the car has improved since the start of April.”