- A smooth morning session enabled the team to begin set-up comparisons with the new chassis
- A hydraulic problem identified during the afternoon session brought an early end to the planned programme
- Michael completed 51 laps today, taking the F1 W03’s total mileage to 782 km to date
“My initial feelings with our new car are certainly good. I’m happy with the different evaluations that we have done over the last week, but obviously with the rule changes, we won’t know more until later. It’s certainly an improvement and we have worked hard on the areas we had defined last year. The aerodynamics figures look good so I’m not worried about the shape of the nose! Even though we had the hydraulic problem today, I’m pleased with all the mileage we have achieved so far with the new car.”
* Note: As former MERCEDES GP PETRONAS F1 TEAM changed the official title to MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS F1 TEAM after the 2011 season, the new acronym for our F1 articles related to the German-British team shifts from MGP to MBAMGF1.
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