McLaren Jerez test, day 3 report

Driver - Lewis Hamilton
Location - Circuito de Jerez
Track length - 4.423km

Weather - Cold in the morning, but warm and sunny for the remainder of the day.

Laps completed - 36
Kilometres covered - 159km
Best laptime - 1m21.009s


A shortage of spares meant Lewis was only able to record 36 laps during the third day of this week's Jerez test. While this hampered running, on-the-spot repairs were effected, and the relevant new components will be delivered overnight ahead of tomorrow's running.

Despite the lack of mileage, the team was pleased with the progress made: Lewis and the engineers made some positive new steps with car set-up and understanding tyre performance, and also re-confirmed some concepts we'd previously tested.

The team conducted some running with the new-for-2011 drag reduction system -- but will fully focus on the adjustable rear wing at next week's Barcelona test.

Jenson concludes the four-day programme tomorrow, carrying on from where Lewis left off, focusing on confirmation of today's set-up direction and, hopefully, some long-run tyre comparison work on the Pirellis.

Driver for day four - Jenson Button
Duration of test - Four days (February 10-13)

-source: mclaren

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jenson Button , Lewis Hamilton
Teams McLaren