Honda Barcelona F1 Test 2  Day 1

Honda Barcelona F1 Test 2 Day 1

26.02.2019: The second pre-season test session got underway today at the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit. This four day test is the final chunk of track time for all ten teams, before the season gets

The second pre-season test session got underway today at the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit. This four day test is the final chunk of track time for all ten teams, before the season gets underway in Melbourne on March 17.
 


For Honda, it means a final chance to prepare and to get used to working with our new partners at Aston Martin Red Bull Racing, as well as our established partners at Scuderia Toro Rosso. Of our four drivers, only Pierre Gasly has previous experience of working with Honda, so there is a steeper learning curve for the other three. However, everything is going smoothly so far.



Indeed, it’s a tribute to the very high level of skills and technology in Formula 1 that ten brand new cars can come out on track, almost fresh off the drawing board and run pretty reliably.



While some teams are opting to run both their drivers on each day, Scuderia Toro Rosso and Aston Martin Red Bull Racing are alternating day to day. Pierre Gasly did the most laps today (136) for our friends from Milton Keynes, while Alex Albon did 103 in the Toro Rosso Honda.
 
 


 
Toyoharu Tanabe
Honda F1 Technical Director
    



“Today was the start of the final four days of testing before we go to Melbourne. Therefore, our main aim was to ensure that both our teams got as much track time as possible prior to the first race of the season. Today, we managed 239 laps between our two teams, without any major issues.



It meant we acquired a lot of data, making it another smooth day. It has also been useful as we continue to learn together with our teams regarding the operational side and from the drivers’ perspective they are gaining in understanding about the PU and indeed the whole car package.”
 



 
Alexander Albon
Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda
#ALB23
 
Best time: 1:18.649
Laps: 103   




“It wasn’t a bad day today, we started off a little slow after a couple of issues in the morning, but we quickly made up for the lost time and completed a lot of laps. We made a lot of progress in the afternoon session learning more about the car and how it performs in longer runs, so hopefully we can build on that momentum for tomorrow.




I’m still getting used to the car and there’s a few things I need to work on and improve, but I think it’s more a case of fine tuning. I’m still getting comfortable with the high-speed of the car and race management of when I can and can’t push, but that will come with the more laps I do. We did a lot of runs to see what suits the car best and also help me prepare for my first race in a couple of weeks.”



 
Jody Egginton
Scuderia Toro Rosso
Deputy Technical Director



“Alex took on driving duties today with a long and varied list of test items to get through. As per normal, the day’s running started with a block of aero tests including some running with aero rakes fitted and then, with increasing track and ambient temperatures, the general test programme commenced. Even if this block of work yielded some useful data, a few small but unfortunate time-consuming niggles meant a couple items remained on the to do list for later.



However, the impact of this was minimised thanks to the hard work of the mechanics. The early afternoon was focused on the C2 compound, which provided an opportunity to get a good read on tyres in the highest temperatures of the day. The final runs of the session allowed a few of the remaining test items from earlier in the day to be evaluated, which meant more boxes were ticked. On the PU side, Honda has picked up where they left off at T01, continuing to run through their test programme with minimal impact on the chassis plan, which is a further positive indicator of the hard work they put in over the winter.



Alex had a solid day today, gaining mileage and further important experience of the car’s operating window, which has contributed to the team learning more about the 2019 car. We have a lot of data to go through and process tonight to continue moving forwards in the next days of this second test and be best prepared for Melbourne.”
 
 



Pierre Gasly
Aston Martin Red Bull Racing
#GAS10
 
Best time: 1:17.715
Laps: 136




“We pushed a little more today, but really it’s all about understanding how the car works. There were a lot of aero tests and a lot of items to evaluate for the Team today, and that’s good for me as it helps me get more comfortable with the car. Lap after lap it’s getting better, but of course there’s still work to do.


The pace was good, but we just have to focus on ourselves and work through the programme we’ve defined for each day. So far it’s been positive; we’ve managed to get through our plan and we’ve gained a lot of mileage. The potential is there so we’ll just try to improve in the areas we can, keep our heads down and keep working.”
 




Guillaume Rocquelin
Red Bull Racing
Head of Race Engineering




 “We had a successful first week of testing here in Barcelona. To start the week, we changed the run plan today slightly and focused on shorter runs, which enabled us to work through a greater number of test items. That obviously meant more time in the garage between runs, but it went very smoothly and we were able to tick a lot of boxes – including some purely procedural things that we wanted to get done.



We were also able to look at performance a little more, hence Pierre’s run in the afternoon, so in all it’s been a very solid start. Tomorrow, we’ll start to look more at race preparation.”
 
 

          

          

- Honda, photos Sutton

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