Max rounds up Wednesday in Barcelona with 109 laps: “A positive day”


On his second day of working in the RB15, Max Verstappen lapped the Barcelona track 109 times. The Aston Martin Red Bull Racing-driver ended up being fifth fastest with a 1:18.787. Daniil Kvyat was the quickest in his Toro Rosso on the Wednesday, setting a 1:17.704. The Russian was also the most productive driver with 137 laps to his name.

After the session, Max informs “We tried out many set ups and learned a lot as well. It is a completely new car with new aerodynamics, so we looked at in which direction we needed to go. We didn’t have many problems, just minor issues. It’s difficult to say something about the lap times, but when you’ve done more than 100 laps, you can always be happy. It was a positive day.”

It appears that during the afternoon session speed is not of any relevance, because all the drivers are busy with somewhat longer stints. Max has, after being on the track for over an hour, sets a 1:18.787, coming in third fastest. We see the Dutchman leave the pits a number of times, during which he does some practice starts. All maneuvers that are required to be performed during a Grand Prix-weekend are simulated and practiced.