Mercedes: Mixed day with some laps lost this morning 19 February, 2013 Nico Rosberg Mercedes W0 Mercedes AMG Petronas began the second pre-season test today with the track action having moved from Jerez to the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. Nico Rosberg was at the wheel of the F1 W04. Nico had completed 14 laps this morning when a gearbox issue required some work in the garage Nico was back out for the afternoon session, with the team focusing on car balance and tyre management By the end of today’s running, Nico had completed a total of 54 laps and set the fastest lap of the day Lewis Hamilton will take over the programme for the second day of the test tomorrow. Nico Rosberg: “We had a mixed day today with some laps lost this morning. However we were able to work through a good programme this afternoon and, of course, it’s always nice to be quickest at the end of the day. In general, I feel happy and comfortable in the car and it feels better than the last time we were here at this track. There is still some work to be done on tyre degradation and our programme this afternoon was helpful in understanding that.” Tweet Related NewsMercedes: It wasn’t an easy dayMercedes: Very useful day and we learned a lotVuvuzela style F1 exhaust tested by Mercedes is a flopMercedes: Our aim is to keep increasing any advantageMercedes megaphone exhaust to roar in SpainMercedes: A pretty normal test dayKovalainen set to sign as Mercedes F1 test driverHamilton: My team is stronger than ever and there’s a lot more to comeMercedes: There’s still a lot to do before we get to MelbourneRosberg worried about reliability [email protected] GO, HAMILTON !