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The quebec driver Lance Stroll, Tuesday, at the wheel of his Racing Point
Lance Stroll has begun the second week of the winter test of the Formula 1 racing teams, entering for the third time in a day dominated by the McLaren of Lando Norris.
Stroll, of Mont-Tremblant, has made his best lap at the wheel of the Racing Point in a minute 17,824 seconds and it totaled 82 laps of the circuit de Catalunya.
“This is the day that is the best place so far has commented Stroll. The car behaves well, then I think we’re going in the right direction. We have used different types of tires today and we tested new components on the car. I am satisfied with the work done today. “
The director of high performance at Racing Point, Tom McCullough, was satisfied with the progress made.
“The car was reliable all day, which allowed us to complete what we had planned. This is a good day and we caught up what we could not do that last week, he explained.
“We have carried out a programme of aerodynamic tests in the morning, while in the afternoon, we focused more on the balance of the car. We still have a lot of work, but our understanding of the behavior of the car increases each time. “
Norris, in spite of the mechanical problems, finished the day in the lead of the standings in a minute 17,709, just six thousandths ahead of the Red Bull of Pierre Gasly.
The German Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari, 1:17,925), the track only in the afternoon, the fourth and Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo, 1:18,589) completed the top-5.
In the camp Mercedes, where we tested several new features, Valtteri Bottas took the 11th place, ahead of his teammate Lewis Hamilton.
The winter test will continue until Friday at the circuit de Catalunya.
The kick-off of the season championnnat of the world of Formula 1 will be given march 17 in Melbourne, Australia.