“The last few weeks have been a real rush for all of us,” commented Chief Engineer Laurent Mekies. “So it was great to see our new car finally running and completing a respectable 43 laps. This was very much a shakedow and systems check, with no thought of setting quick times.
“Now we must push very hard over the coming weeks to make up for the fact we have only started running quite late. Like everyone else, our next step is the test at the Sakhir circuit in Bahrain.”