Rocquelin satisfied after productive day: "We had no problems"

Published on 08 March 2018 by Julien Lemmen

It was a very productive day for Aston Martin Red Bull Racing, as Max Verstappen 187 laps at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya today. Head of race engineering, Guillaume Rocquelin reflects on the last two days of testing:

“Well, last night we were hoping for a repeat of the good running we had with Daniel yesterday and we got it. As with yesterday, we drew up a pretty ambitious run plan, but we managed to get through the whole programme. Of course, there are lots of teams getting some good mileage on their cars as well, so we’re not patting ourselves on the back, but the kind of reliability we’ve had these past two days hasn’t always been our strong suit in pre-season in recent times. The reliability gives us plenty to work with ahead of the first race."

"In terms of what we got through today, it was very similar to what we did with Daniel yesterday – some tyre work this morning, race simulation in the afternoon and no problems. Max didn’t do any performance running on the softest tyres, simply because we’re not chasing lap times, it’s not suited to this circuit, and we got the data we needed on that tyre from Daniel’s runs yesterday.”