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Leimer makes the best of 'difficult' final test

While the drivers were both looking on the bright side of the rain-interrupted test session, the team was having a tougher time remaining quite so upbeat about the lost track time at Barcelona.

"We had a difficult three day test here at Barcelona with the weather greatly affecting out testing program, reducing the time to test different solutions," admitted Thomas Couyotopoulo, the sporting director of Racing Engineering.

"The tyres were once more the centre of attention during the test, and we discovered some quite interesting things," Couyotopoulo added. "We performed well with both compounds and will now finish the preparations for the first race in Sepang."


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