Barcelona Test 04 - Day 2 | Scuderia Toro Rosso

Barcelona Test 04 – Day 2

Final day of the 2019 in-season F1 Testing…

Barcelona Test 04 – Day 2

Circuit de Catalunya (4.655 km)
Driver: Alexander Albon – Car: STR14-01
Best time: 1:17.079 – Laps: 110

 

Alexander Albon (Car 23):

“I think it was a very productive day as we completed all the runs we had planned. We learned more about the updates we brought here for the weekend and how they were working – I’m sure we will be able to take a lot of the things we learned from the test to the next races. On my side, I’m understanding more how I want the car to be and where I want the setup for Qualifying. All in all, we got a lot done today.”

 

Guillaume Dezoteux (Head of Vehicle Performance):

“Today we had a productive day again in Montmeló. Alex took over from Daniil and completed some very important aero data gathering that kept us busy for most of the morning session. Before lunch time, despite the two red flags, we managed to perform a couple of short runs on the C3 tyre compound for further tyre optimization. The wind picked up in the afternoon which made the car more inconsistent and difficult to drive for Alex. We focused on suspension setup to explore different approaches on the C2 rubber which was working well for him during the race. We followed this sequence by a couple of test items on the C3 compound and finally moved to the C4 to conclude on performance runs. We can be very happy how the in-season tests went for us. Both cars and the PU ran reliably, the drivers didn’t make any mistakes and the team has been able to bring home a huge amount of data to analyse. Obviously, it is a challenge to stop testing that early in the season with 16 races still to go, but we are looking forward and we will do our best to improve our package from the data gathered here.”

Masamitsu Motohashi (Honda F1 Deputy Technical Director):

“We had another useful day of testing, following a similar programme to yesterday. That means we worked on some items aimed at long term development, while also looking at PU settings that we might run in Monaco, where practice starts in a week’s time. Our PU worked smoothly over the two days and we completed a total of 231 laps with Scuderia Toro Rosso. Monaco GP is next on our agenda, so we’ll be analysing all the data we gathered here to make further improvements for this event.”


T04 (2 days)

Total laps completed by AA: 110
Total kilometres completed by AA: 512 km

Total laps completed by DK: 121
Total kilometres completed by DK: 563 km

Total laps (2 days): 231
Total kilometres (2 days): 1,075 km

Total kilometres completed in testing in 2019 (T01+T02+T03+T04): 7,429 km