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Felix completes first day of Hockenheim test 

By Mattias Persson

Felix and Mücke Motorsport worked their way through a range of possible new set-up directions as official mid-season testing got underway in wet/dry conditions at Hockenheim on Wednesday.

Running began in heavy rain, which saw teams restricted to limited on-track activities and data acquisition in the early stages. With numerous red flag stoppages further reducing the amount of valuable running, the morning session did not provide Mücke Motorsport – nor the other teams – with much meaningful information.

In the afternoon, however, action picked up, as the German venue gradually dried. Felix spent the session focussing on various set-up arrangements, eventually winding up 16th on the timesheets – which were topped by Briton Alexander Sims (ThreeBond with T-Sport). As always in testing, however, times were generally unrepresentative, as differing programmes made actual performance difficult to judge.  

“A good day on track,” Felix said. “We didn’t get a lot of running done in the morning due to the rain and all the red flags, but we then completed our programme in the afternoon. I think we have reason to be confident going forwards, and we will continue along the same lines tomorrow. Our run plan will obviously be tailored around the weather, but we have things to work on come both wet and dry and I’m looking forward to getting back out on track.” 

The test concludes tomorrow.

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