McLaren Jerez test notes 2006-01-13

Tyre testing remained the focus of the Team McLaren Mercedes test programme today at a rainy Jerez. Gary Paffett and Pedro de la Rosa put in the fourth and fifth fastest times of the day respectively. The day was dominated by red flag stoppages,...

Tyre testing remained the focus of the Team McLaren Mercedes test programme today at a rainy Jerez. Gary Paffett and Pedro de la Rosa put in the fourth and fifth fastest times of the day respectively.

The day was dominated by red flag stoppages, with nearly twice as much time spent under red flag conditions compared to green.

Heavy rain towards the end of the session limited running in the late afternoon, as a result the two Team McLaren Mercedes drivers completed just over 360kms of the Spanish track. Both Gary and Pedro had minor electronic software issues, which saw them stop out on track twice and once respectively.

The final day of this week's session will take place tomorrow with Pedro. This will be a wet test for the Michelin runners, with the track artificially dampened to allow the teams to complete wet tyre testing.

-mclaren-

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Pedro de la Rosa , Gary Paffett
Teams Mercedes , McLaren