Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn was in an upbeat mood after the team finished the winter test season at the top of the Barcelona timesheets, although he cautioned that it was too still too early to draw too many conclusions.
After Lewis Hamilton was fastest yesterday his team mate Nico Rosberg was even quicker on today’s final day.
“I am pleased with the progress that the team has made over the last month and the steps forward that have been made with the car,” said Brawn. “We have achieved our objectives for the test programme and the mileage that we have been able to complete has been very satisfying. Lewis has settled into the team extremely well and everyone has enjoyed working with both him and Nico throughout the three tests.
“We now have one final week back at the factory to complete our preparations. Both drivers will be at the factory this week and, as always, there is a lot of work to do in a short space of time. We’re realistic about our performance here and our position once we get to Melbourne, and we look forward to the challenge of a new season ahead.”