Productive day for Rosberg

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F1 Test, Barcelona, Circuit de Catalunyaes

Nico Rosberg began the final pre-season test for Mercedes AMG Petronas Team today at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona. Th German completed 128 laps and focused on set-up evaluations and longer runs with the F1 W03.

Nico Rosberg: "I'm very happy with the first day of our test programme today. We were able to complete a lot of laps and tried a few different things which worked out well. Some of the evaluations were really interesting which makes the day good fun for me, and it's nice to find out what the car can do. We had no reliability problems which is good as it's important to get mileage on the car. We are making progress, but we don't know really where we are compared to the others. It will be interesting to find out at the first race."

Michael Schumacher will take over the car tomorrow, with Nico driving on
Saturday, and Michael concluding the test on Sunday.