Today was technically the last day of in season testing, although given that the last session of the year takes place a couple of days after the final round in Abu Dhabi, we still have two days of 2019 tests to come.
DEPUTY TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
Our final day in Barcelona was again productive. We followed 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, completing a total of 428 laps, 231 laps with Scuderia Toro Rosso and 197 with Aston Martin Red Bull Racing. Monaco GP is next on our agenda, so we will now analyse all the data we gained here, to make further improvements for this event.
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.
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.