Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya
Driver: Pierre Gasly – Car: AT01-02
Best time: 1:17.006 – Laps: 139


Pierre Gasly (Car #10):

“It was a pretty good and intense day. The track was damp this morning which meant we had to do most of the work in the afternoon. We did over 100 laps after lunch which was great, and managed to do a race simulation and push the car a bit more to see what we’ve got. Compared to last week, the conditions were slightly more difficult because of the wind which made the car challenging to drive at times. There are a couple of areas we need to improve on, but I can say it was a decent test for me. I know we have a bit more left in our pockets and I’m pretty pleased with the car, however, Melbourne is quite different from Barcelona, so even if I don’t want to get too excited, I’m pretty confident going to the first race.”


Jody Egginton (Technical Director):

“It was another busy day here in Barcelona, with Pierre in the car all day and a varied test programme for the team to get through. The morning session was compromised by the damp track, meaning we were delayed in gathering the aero data. However, we covered several planned test items up until the lunch break and were able to recover some of the time lost. The focus of the afternoon switched to a mix of shorter and longer runs which provided a lot of useful data regarding the chassis and tyres. Daniil will be back in the car tomorrow, completing our 2020 winter test programme and our preparations for the first race of the season.”


Toyoharu Tanabe (Honda F1 Technical Director):

“The track was damp in the morning, and as both Honda-powered cars were due to run aero rakes, they had to wait in the garage till the track was dry enough. Once it had dried out and after working on car set-up for a few laps, Scuderia AlphaTauri got on with a race simulation programme, doing a lot of running with different fuel loads. It went well and Pierre was able to complete 139 laps. Red Bull was working on a different programme, with both its drivers in the car today, doing shorter runs, changing car settings frequently and we ran our PU accordingly, which allowed us to test it in various conditions. It will be important to have a productive final day tomorrow, before focussing on Melbourne and the first race of the year.”