Saturday, 21 February 2015

112 laps for Kvyat on day 3 in Barcelona

(© Ben Johnston 2015)

Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s Daniil Kvyat completed 112 laps on his way to setting the sixth fastest time of the day in Barcelona.

The Russian took over running of the RB11 from team mate Daniel Ricciardo who will be back in action at the Barcelona Circuit De Catalunya next week. Kvyat’s fastest time was a 1m 26.589s. A happy Daniil stated:

We learned a lot today. It was good to follow up Daniel’s total of yesterday with a lot of laps again today. That kind of consistent running is very useful for us and very encouraging. It’s hard to know where we are and it’s too early to make any kind of predictions, even though we’re getting closer to the first race. We’re just getting on with the job, making the car better every day and very productive days like today are really important.'

Infiniti Red Bull Racing Head of Race Engineering Guillaume Rocquelin commented:

'Today’s running with Dany was pretty much a carbon copy of what we did with Daniel yesterday, although this morning we were hampered a bit by the weather conditions. As yesterday, we got through a lot of pit stop practice and tyre work in the morning but today the conditions for the last hour of the morning meant it was largely pointless to do any running, so we lost maybe 30 laps of running there. However, in the afternoon we switched Dany over to long runs and worked through that programme without any hitches. It is reassuring to have done these two days of long distance runs without problems at all. It means that we now have a solid baseline to work from and we can move forward to the next phase of our testing work, which should build on performance.'

© Ben Johnston 2015

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