Completing his running for pre-season, Stroll admitted that he will be feeling the effects of his 130-laps from Thursday when he wakes up on Friday morning.
“We put in a lot of laps – my neck’s going to be a bit stiff in the morning!" said Stroll. "We got held up a bit by the rain in the morning and it was really windy in the afternoon, which compromised running for everyone a bit.
But all-in-all some solid running and the car felt pretty good out there."
Racing Point have consistently been at the sharp end of the timesheets across the five days of running so far, the Canadian ending his running third fastest on Thursday, but Stroll did concede that they have no idea of the programs being completed by other teams.
"It’s testing, so we don’t know what everyone else is doing – but what matters is that we’ve been making progress over the past couple of weeks," continued Stroll. "We’ve definitely improved the car in terms of the balance on both short and long runs and the team have done a great job of dialling it in more and more as the days have gone by.
"It’s a bit weird having less time in the car compared to previous years, but I’d say this has been my best pre-season so far. I’m feeling fresh from all that off-season training and ready to go racing.”
Sergio Perez takes the wheel for the final day of pre-season testing in Barcelona.
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