McLaren Mercedes Barcelona test notes 2008-02-27

Drivers: Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen Location: Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona Track Length:4 .655km Weather: Sunny: Track temperature, 330x00b0C / Ambient temperature, 180x00b0C Laps Run: Total -- 190 Kilometres Covered: Lewis -- 480km...

Drivers: Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen
Location: Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona
Track Length:4 .655km
Weather: Sunny: Track temperature, 330x00b0C / Ambient temperature, 180x00b0C

Laps Run: Total -- 190
Kilometres Covered: Lewis -- 480km / Heikki -- 405km
Best Lap Time: Lewis -- 1m22.011 at 11:15 / Heikki -- 1m21.309 at 16:56

Martin Whitmarsh Quote:
"As is always the case at the final full test of a winter season, it has been a busy week for the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team in Barcelona. Our engineering team placed high expectations on the team from a programme perspective, and the improving weather conditions during the three days has enable the team to complete all the requirements. Today the focus on track was similar to yesterday with a concentration on longer runs. Both the test and race teams were present in Barcelona, with the latter completing their process of familiarisation with the MP4-23. This included race simulations, qualifying runs and pit stop practices as we make our final preparations for the start of the 2008 season. With the cars leaving the McLaren Technology Centre for Australia on Thursday 6th March, we are taking the opportunity in the early part next week to conduct some final straight line aerodynamic work in Menorca. Prior to this we have covered approximately 14,275 test kilometres over 21 days of intensive development. The pace of work on the test track and back at base in Woking, Brixworth and Stuttgart has been outstanding, and it will continue at this rate building up to and during the season."

Total Laps Run at Test:
Total -- 492
Lewis -- 263
Heikki -- 229

Kilometres Covered at Test:
Total -- 2,290
Lewis -- 1,224km approx
Heikki -- 1,066km approx

Total Test Kilometres Covered with the MP4-23:
Lewis -- 5,553km approx over 15 days
Heikki -- 6,309km approx over 18 days
Pedro -- 2,213km approx over 6 days
Gary -- 200km approx over 1 day

Next Full Test: Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona (Monday 14th -- Thursday 17th April)

-credit: mclaren.mercedes

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Lewis Hamilton , Heikki Kovalainen , Martin Whitmarsh
Teams Mercedes , McLaren