Date Tuesday, December 9 2008
Drivers Pedro de la Rosa & Gary Paffett
Location Circuito de Jerez
Track length 4.428km
Weather Damp in the morning with a heavy rainshower hitting the circuit
in the middle of the afternoon.
Maximum track temperature, 15C
Maximum ambient temperature, 16C
Laps completed 26 (Gary, MP4-23K); 21 (Pedro, MP4-23A)
Kilometres covered 208km
Best laptime Gary: 1m20.134 at 12:35pm
Intermittently damp conditions restricted running during the day. The team opted to limit its mileage in the morning and towards the end of the day, when a mid-afternoon shower rendered the track too damp for meaningful running. Pedro concentrated on set-up work in an MP4-23A while Gary evaluated KERS boost levels in a 23K. Tomorrow's programme sees Heikki return to the cockpit for the first time since Brazil, getting his first taste of KERS in the MP4-23K. Pedro continues aero work in a more heavily 2009-modified 23A.
Drivers for day two Heikki & Pedro
Duration of test Three days (December 9-11 2008)