Nico Rosberg says he is impressed by the early reliability of Mercedes’ new W06 Hybrid after a trouble-free opening day of testing at Jerez.
Rosberg completed 157 laps of the Spanish circuit on Sunday – the most of anybody on the opening day – on his way to third fastest on the timesheets.
“That was a great start to the winter testing,” he said. “In the beginning it’s all about reliability and we managed to do a lot of mileage today.
“The guys in the factories built a complete new car and now we come here and it’s working great, so the team did a fantastic job over the winter.
“I was able to do some good long runs on the first day and that’s really amazing. We have such a great team and this is what makes me really happy.”
“As a driver, you always want to find out how quick you are compared to the others – but that will have to wait until qualifying in Melbourne.
“The next testing days are all about making sure we know the car inside out and we’ve made a good start with that today.”
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