Kvyat pleased after productive day in Bahrain
The Russian driver only managed to complete five laps at the wheel of the STR9 on Wednesday due to a mechanical problem, adding to his tally of nine laps from the opening pre-season test in Jerez.
However, his fourth day in the car was far more productive and he completed 57 laps. “This was the first time I have managed to do a lot of running and it was very important for me, as well as for the team, that I completed 57 laps,” he said.
“We worked on many things and made progress in several areas. There is still a lot to do, but I am happy at the end of what was a productive day. Tomorrow it’s Jev’s turn to keep moving forward and then we can have a few days to see what we have learned, before the final session starts again.”
The Faenza-based outfit focused on software and mapping work related to the Renault V6 Turbo power-unit, as well as gathering data on the aerodynamics of the car.
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