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Successful Test Days for Mercedes as Bottas, Mazepin Set the Pace in Spain

The Mercedes AMG Motorsport team continued to lead the way in 2019 during the two-day post-Spanish Grand Prix test, with Valtteri Bottas topping day one on Tuesday and reserve driver Nikita Mazepin doing likewise on Wednesday’s second day. Andrew Shovlin, the chief race engineer at Mercedes, saw Bottas complete an extensive programme behind the wheel of the W10 on Tuesday at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, with the Finn, twice a winner in 2019 in the opening three races, setting the benchmark time of the test with a 1:15.511. With limited testing opportunities during the season in Formula 1, getting the maximum out of the test was always going to be important for Mercedes, and...
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