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McLaren Barcelona test report 2011-03-09

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Barcelona test -- day two

Lewis Hamilton, McLaren Mercedes
Lewis Hamilton, McLaren Mercedes

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Driver - Lewis Hamilton
Location - Circuit de Catalunya
Track length - 4.655km

Weather
Still grey and cold in the morning, but the sun briefly peeked through the clouds this afternoon. Maximum ambient temperature 14.4C, maximum track temperature 30.0C

Laps completed - 57
Kilometres covered - 265km
Best laptime - 1m22.888s at 16:03

Programme

Lewis took over the wheel for his penultimate day of pre-season testing. His programme largely mirrored Jenson's day yesterday: he spent the morning running pitstop rehearsals with a full-race crew, which was cut short by a minor hydraulics leak.

The morning's planned race simulation was also halted due to an exhaust failure just before lunch.

For the afternoon, Lewis and the engineers ran through a number of set-up evaluations, conducted over shorter runs. Lewis declared himself positive with the new components brought to this test, and the team is positive that it can end its preparations with two trouble-free days of running.

Tomorrow is a changeover day for the team, which will not be running at the Circuit de Catalunya. Track testing resumes on Friday, with Jenson once again driving MP4-26.

Driver for day three - Jenson Button
Duration of test - Four days (March 8-9 & 11-12)

-source: mclaren

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