McLaren Jerez test notes 2005-12-14

Team McLaren Mercedes continued their test programme at the Circuito de Jerez in Spain today. Juan Pablo Montoya and Pedro de la Rosa completed the day's schedule with the focus on Mercedes-Benz V8 and Michelin tyre work. Juan Pablo was eighth...

Team McLaren Mercedes continued their test programme at the Circuito de Jerez in Spain today. Juan Pablo Montoya and Pedro de la Rosa completed the day's schedule with the focus on Mercedes-Benz V8 and Michelin tyre work.

Juan Pablo was eighth on the timesheets, with Pedro two places behind. The Team McLaren Mercedes drivers set times of 1m20.206 and 1m20.886 respectively, covering 124 laps and 540km in total today.

Running was affected all day by the weather conditions, reducing the number of laps achieved. The ambient and track temperatures only reached a maximum of just over 15 degrees Celcius for a short period, and there was light drizzle during the afternoon, which ended running early.

In addition there were eleven red flag stoppages, one of which was caused by Juan Pablo stopping out of track with a minor software issue that was resolved by the team.

Tomorrow;s test will mark the final session of 2005 for the team, with Juan Pablo and Pedro remaining at the wheel of the two interim MP4-20Bs.

-mclaren-

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Juan Pablo Montoya
Teams Mercedes , McLaren