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Nico Rosberg completes 60 laps of testing today in Spain, using a modified 2015 Mercedes on Pirelli Tyres in 2017 Size (+photos)
Cold temperatures made it hard to establish representative results. Rain and testing on full wets in the afternoon.
The first of two days of the latest Pirelli 2017 tyre test has concluded today at Spain’s Montmelò circuit – just north of Barcelona – with championship leader Nico Rosberg at the wheel. Rosberg drove a Mercedes W06 mule car, which had been modified to simulate next year’s increased downforce loads.
Focusing on bouncing back at Suzuka, a race he’s won for the past two years, Hamilton feels he was happy with his performance in Malaysia and aside from the pain of being denied the win by engine failure he hasn’t dwelled on the disappointment.
Toto Wolff says Mercedes will be unrelenting at Sepang in aiming to win the third and final race it failed to achieve victory at in 2015
The Mercedes team principal has overseen a year of almost complete control by the German manufacturer over its F1 rivals by winning 14 of the 15 races so far this season – the only exception being in Spain when Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton took one another out on lap one.
These tests will continue tomorrow to complete the two-day session, again with Wehrlein at the wheel
The first day of the latest Pirelli tyre test has concluded at the Paul Ricard circuit in the south of France, with Mercedes. Pascal Wehrlein drove a mule car, modified to simulate 2017 levels of downforce, in order to test next year’s wider wet tyres.
“I think we know we need to improve for the future and that’s what we target”
A year on from the manufacturer’s most recent win in the 2015 Singapore Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel insists Ferrari President Sergio Marchionne is only placing as much pressure on the team as can be expected given the ‘high level’ of competition.