Nico Rosberg hailed a ‘great’ day of testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
The Spanish Grand Prix winner returned to the site of his win on Sunday for the opening day of the first in-season test.
Rosberg clocked the fastest time of the day with a 1:24.374, completing 146 laps, the most of any driver on Tuesday.
“Today was a great test day for sure,” he said. “The track was a little bit quicker than over the race weekend and we did many laps, so I’m a bit tired! But it’s my only test during the season so it’s important.
“Today, we tested a lot of different things – some more generally for the rest of the season and some for the next race.
“Monaco has very unique setup characteristics so we evaluated a few of those. The last sector here has a lot of tight corners – so it’s like Monaco in a way, which is useful.
“The car felt very good there so I’m feeling optimistic and ready for the next race. It’s in my home town, it’s a legendary circuit and it should be a good weekend so I’m really looking forward to it.”
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