Honda Jerez test notes 2008-09-19

Track Circuito de Jerez, Spain Driver Alex Wurz No of Laps 51 laps Best Lap Time 01:22.658 Kilometres Covered 226km Track Length 4.428km Total Test Laps ...

Track Circuito de Jerez, Spain

Driver                  Alex Wurz

No of Laps 51 laps
Best Lap Time 01:22.658
Kilometres Covered 226km
Track Length            4.428km

Total Test Laps 221 laps
Total Test Kilometres 979km
Weather                         Hot and sunny

Ambient Temperature Maximum 32o.C
Track Temperature Maximum 43o.C

SUMMARY

Alex Wurz concluded the final test of the 2008 season for the Honda Racing F1 Team in Jerez today.

After two days of testing in the RA108, Alex today drove the car with the team's KERS development system in place. He completed 51 laps, evaluating the KERS system at various levels and gathering valuable data.

ALEX WURZ

"It was good to spend three days in the car this week and we were able to achieve a great deal of beneficial work. For the first two days in the RA108, we concentrated on aerodynamic and set-up evaluations, and the car performed quite well on the new track surface in Jerez. Today we ran our KERS system which was a very interesting and promising experience. Every time that we run with KERS, we learn more and start to fully understand its possibilities. It's such an interesting challenge and one that we look forward to developing further over the next few tests."

ROSS BRAWN, TEAM PRINCIPAL

"We have had a good test this week achieving some positive results which will assist our efforts both this season and looking ahead to 2009. Along with aerodynamic and set-up work with the RA108, we completed an engine settings evaluation which should have benefits for the remaining four races.

"The test was also a critical stage in our development of KERS. Although installed in a 'mule' car, the KERS system was fully functioning and very close to 2009 specification. Alex was able to give an invaluable input into the track behaviour of our KERS system and highlight several areas we need to focus on. A very valuable test and I am extremely pleased with the performance and the progress we have made with the system."

-credit: hondaF1

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Alexander Wurz
Teams Honda Racing F1 Team , CIP