Rebellion Racing left the Algarve positive after completing two days the Portimao circuit with their four drivers Neel Jani, Nicolas Prost, Andrea Belicchi and Jean-Christophe Boullion.
Wednesday saw the Swiss team head out on track with the #12 Lola-Rebellion of Jani and Prost followed by the #13 car of Belicchi and Boullion, but unfortunately due to bad weather conditions (which also affected the F1 testing in Jerez) they were limited to a few cautious laps in the morning.
Thankfully the track conditions improved in the afternoon allowing the team to fit slick tyres and run system checks into the night.
On Thursday the heavens opened once again leaving the team with little option than to run in full wet weather settings, gaining some valuable information whilst working on the traction control.
Team Manager Bart Hayden was happy with the two days despite the weather, “These tests were very positive despite the weather, we made good progress in the understanding of our new Lola B10/60s and we experienced no problems with new Rebellion engines. Of course, we would have liked to have had more dry running but we are satisfied with the work done on the cars and the data we have collected.
The team head off to their second private test session at the Monteblanco Circuit on 20 and 21 February.