Mercedes-Benz Barcelona Test, Day Two

Date Wednesday 22 February 2012
Track Circuit de Catalunya
Driver Nico Rosberg
No of Laps 82 laps
Best Lap Time 1:24.555
Kms Covered 382 kms
Track Length 4.655 km
F1 W03 Mileage 1164 km
Weather Cool & sunny

Nico Rosberg was at the wheel of the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS F1 W03 car at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona today.

Mercedes-Benz Barcelona Formula One

  • A productive morning session allowed the team to make good progress through the planned technical programme
  • A transmission oil leak was found early in the afternoon which could not be resolved in time to complete any productive running
  • Nico completed 82 laps today, adding a further 382 km to take the F1 W03’s total mileage to 1164 km

Michael will be back in the car tomorrow before Nico finishes the test programme on Friday.

Nico Rosberg “It was good to get into proper testing today. Early in the morning, it was a bit too cold on the track to collect some decent information, however later we were able to get into our planned work. In the afternoon session, unfortunately we had a transmission oil leak which meant that I wasn’t able to complete any further running. That doesn’t affect my positive feelings about our test programme, and things like that can happen in the early stages of running a new car. Now I am looking forward to driving again on Friday.”


Pos Driver Car Time Laps
1. Nico Hulkenberg Force India 1:22.608 112
2. Sergio Perez Sauber 1:22.648 85
3. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 1:22.891 104
4. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:23.180 87
5. Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso 1:23.639 49
6. Lewis Hamilton McLaren 1:23.806 121
7. Nico Rosberg MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS 1:24.555 82
8. Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:25.738 117
9. Vitaly Petrov Caterham 1:26.605 69
10. Charles Pic Marussia 1:27.343 109