Rosberg wraps up winter testing with a marathon run at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

Nico Rosberg: "We are very optimistic. Now, I look forward to flying to Australia and getting back to racing."

Rosberg wraps up winter testing with a marathon run at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Nico Rosberg, Mercedes AMG F1 W06
Nico Rosberg, Mercedes AMG F1 W06
Nico Rosberg, Mercedes AMG F1 W06
Nico Rosberg, Mercedes AMG F1 W06
Nico Rosberg, Mercedes AMG F1 W06
Nico Rosberg, Mercedes AMG F1 W06
Nico Rosberg, Mercedes AMG F1 W06
Nico Rosberg, Mercedes AMG F1 W06

MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS wrapped up the third and final pre-season test of 2015 today at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, with Nico Rosberg at the wheel of the F1 W06 Hybrid.

• Today's schedule consisted of setup evaluation work.

• Nico emerged for his first run at precisely 09:00 CET, completing 70 laps before lunch and a further 78 after the lunch break.

• Mercedes-Benz Power Units today completed a total of 1,876 km.

• Mercedes AMG Petronas completed a total of 378 laps (2,066 km) of the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya over the four day test.

• The team will now return to Brackley to prepare for the first Race of 2015 in Melbourne, Australia, in two weeks time.

Date: Sunday 01 March 2015
Circuit: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Driver: Nico Rosberg
No of Laps: 148
Circuit Length: 4.655 km
Kilometres Covered: 689
Best Lap Time: 1:25.186
Weather: Mainly sunny, dry, high temp 19°c

Nico Rosberg: "Today was a good day and, overall, that was a very interesting test here in Barcelona. We made some mechanical set up changes on the car which was very interesting to me. I also did a long run at the end today on the soft tyres which was okay. In Melbourne we will have the soft tyre and it will be a challenge to manage them well, so we need to look at that. After this test, though, we can be happy. The team did a fantastic job. Thanks to everybody, who was involved in the development of the car. We are very optimistic. Now, I look forward to flying to Australia and getting back to racing."

Pos. Driver Team Time Laps
1 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:23.063 89
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:23.469 129
3 Felipe Nasr Sauber 1:24.023 159
4 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso 1:24.527 85
5 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:24.638 72
6 Sergio Perez Force India 1:25.113 130
7 Nico Rosberg MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS 1:25.186 148
8 Jenson Button McLaren 1:25.327 30
9 Pastor Maldonado Lotus 1:28.272 36

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