Australia’s own Formula One star, Daniel Ricciardo, set the second fastest time overall as teams returned to the Barcelona Circuit in Spain for the second and final test ahead of the season opener on March 26th.
It was a very productive day for the Red Bull Racing team as Daniel clocked up a further 89 laps behind the wheel of the team’s new 2017 contender and he has declared himself as being more than happy with the way the car is performing…
"I felt we performed well on the softs this morning and we did quite a few good runs on that,” he said. “We were also able to start doing some performance runs today. We tried the softer compounds and while my best time was on the ultrasoft it was actually not much quicker than the soft. I think we learned something from that.”
“Generally I'm happy with what we got out of this morning and in terms of where we were last week I feel like the car is starting to come alive more. This afternoon we focused more on longer runs. We only got a few in, but it was enough to know how the tyres work after a few laps. We definitely feel we can still get more out of the car – I think everyone can – but it's looking alright. It's now my third day in the car and from day one to day two and now day three, I'm more and more happy with it."
The days programme was compared to one the team would normally run on a Friday of a race weekend, shorter runs in the morning to focus on working with tyre compounds and then longer runs in the afternoon.