• Barcelona Test: Day 2 Recap

Barcelona Test: Day 2 Recap

Date: Wednesday, May 15

Location: Circuit de Barcelona - Catalunya

Layout: 4.655-kilometer (2.892-mile), 16-turn track

Driver: Kevin Magnussen

Laps Completed: 106 laps

Distance Completed: 493.43 kilometers (306.552 miles)

Best Lap Time: 1:18.101 (7th overall)

Fastest Lap: 1:15.775 by Nikita Mazepin of Mercedes

Most Laps: 128 laps by Nikita Mazepin of Mercedes


The second and final day of in-season Formula One testing wrapped up at Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya Wednesday with Kevin Magnussen piloting the Haas VF-19 for Rich Energy Haas F1 Team.

Building on the 103-lap tally set by test driver Pietro Fittipaldi on Tuesday, Magnussen clocked 46 laps by the mandatory lunch hour – the Dane ending the morning session fastest overall with a best time of 1:18.101, set on the Pirelli P Zero C3 tire.

An extensive afternoon run plan added a further 60 laps as Magnussen circulated exclusively on the C3 rubber to conclude testing at the 4.655-kilometer (2.892-mile), 16-turn track. His pre-lunch hot lap remained his fastest placing him seventh overall from 13 drivers participating.

Nikita Mazepin set the day’s quickest time for Mercedes (1:15.775) while running the most laps (128).

Next up is Round 6 of the 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship – the Monaco Grand Prix May 26 in Monte Carlo.

Kevin Magnussen, Driver No. 20, Rich Energy Haas F1 Team

“I was happy to get a lot of laps on a test like this straight after a race weekend. It’s really useful to be able to evaluate everything back-to-back. We’ve tried some interesting stuff and gathered a lot of data to go through. We’re not chasing a lap time, we’re giving specific feedback, gathering data. Some things were good, some not so, but it’s testing, so we’re trying stuff that’s not necessarily going to make you faster – you’re just getting information to help you make progress. Overall though, it’s been a productive test day. I’m happy.”