23 | 02 | 2016 T1 testing at Montmelò‏

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T1 testing at Montmelò 
23 February 2016
Circuit: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya - 4.655 km
Driver: Sebastian Vettel
Car: Ferrari SF16-H
Weather: Air temperature 10/17°C, Track temperature 10/20°C. Sunny
Laps/Km completed: 126/586
Fastest time: 1:22.810
Tyres used: Medium, Soft, Supersoft, Ultrasoft
Programme: Aero mapping, tyres compound and setup test
Sebastian Vettel
 So far the first thing that matters is that the car is reacting and doing what I asked for. Now obviously it is crucial that Kimi has a similar impression. About the engine, I can say it is nice to have a bit more sound coming back, it is still not as loud as it could or should be but it is a lot better than it was, now sounds a bit more like Formula 1. We worked on a lot of things, it's a brand new car, which means there are a lot of new bits and things are in a different place. We tried to understand how the car reacts, obviously we had an idea and certain expectation, but when you run the car on track it is always a bit different, you are then dealing with temperatures, cooling etc. Sometimes you have to stop a bit longer than necessary or than you really want, just to check, oth .er times the driver goes off track, like I did this morning. But these things happen. Overall we are happy, but we know that we need now a lot of mileage, so there is a lot of work ahead of us.         
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