“These are our team’s first steps with the new 18-inch tyres so there is a lot to learn.” – Kubica
Alfa Romeo’s Robert Kubica took to the 4.675km Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya today to try out the development 18-inch Pirelli tyres in two days of rigorous testing.
The Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN reserve driver completed a total of 240 laps at the Spanish Grand Prix circuit, covering a total of 1,121.98 km – a distance of more than three and a half races.
Today’s testing stint will aid the team in gathering information about the new-spec tyres, which will be used in the 2022 season.
Speaking about the long day of testing, Robert Kubica said; “It’s been two very busy but productive days. It’s always interesting to discover new features of the car, especially when it’s something as important as the tyres.
“These are our team’s first steps with the new 18-inch tyres so there is a lot to learn. We covered lots of laps, lots of miles and got a lot of data that will keep everyone busy.
“It’s been a tough two days: I hadn’t been in the car for a while before last Friday and to run for two days on such a demanding track was a challenge, but one we happily completed with success.”
With the two-day test now complete, the team’s attention will turn to the next round of the Formula One world championship, taking place in Monaco next weekend.