McLaren Jerez test summary 2006-07-18/21

McLaren CEO Martin Whitmarsh comments on the team's four day test at Jerez this week. "It has been a demanding four day session for the Team McLaren Mercedes test team this week in Jerez, as we prepare for the six week break in testing...

McLaren CEO Martin Whitmarsh comments on the team's four day test at Jerez this week.

"It has been a demanding four day session for the Team McLaren Mercedes test team this week in Jerez, as we prepare for the six week break in testing activities. An exhaustive schedule allocated to the test team will bring developments on line and prepare for the three races that take place in this period."

"Work at Jerez has included the full Michelin evaluation programme for the German, Hungarian and Turkish Grands Prix. As with the last test at Jerez, this element of the programme has benefited from extremely high track temperatures, which we expect at these three races."

"This has enabled us to work on performance in these conditions with our Partner Michelin. The test also saw a push on certain aero and mechanical areas of the MP4-21, with work including front and rear suspension and wing packages. There has been positive feedback from all three drivers and we believe some of the modifications will be well suited to the characteristics of Hockenheim."

"As is the nature of this type of analysis, it saw the drivers spending periods of time in the pits during the week as components and set-ups were modified on the two cars. However, we achieved our objectives for the week within the running that was completed and our primary focus now turns to Hockenheim next weekend."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Martin Whitmarsh
Teams Mercedes , McLaren