Marussia: Another productive day accumulating mileage

Charles Pic (FRA) Marussia Racing VR-02. Formula One Testing, Day 2, Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday 22 February 2012.

Charles Pic

Feb.22 (Marussia) Charles Pic continued to make solid progress on his second day of pre-season testing for the Marussia F1 Team in Barcelona today.

Charles was once again at the wheel of the 2011 car – the MVR-02 – and his programme for today involved working through a variety of set-up changes to provide him with further experience and to enable him to better understand the car’s behaviour. This afternoon he completed a further race simulation which means he has completed over three race distances during the course of the past two days.

The MVR-02 continued to prove its solid reliability, enabling Charles to post the fourth highest number of laps of the day – 109.

Charles Pic:
“Another good day for me today with more important mileage. It was a very interesting morning as we tried quite a few set-up changes and it was very good for me to gain this experience. This afternoon we completed two long runs as part of a race simulation to enable us to work on tyre degradation and we made a run with low fuel at the end. The past two days have been good for me and I’m looking forward to being in the car again on Friday.”

John Booth, Team Principal:
“Another productive day with Charles getting plenty more mileage under his belt. Today’s programme was centred around set-up work in the morning and further long-run work this afternoon. Charles is getting more and more adept at understanding the behaviour of the car to set up changes and is working well with his engineers and crew. Tomorrow we look forward to getting Timo back in the car and allowing him to spend some time evaluating the 2012 tyre compounds.”