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McLaren Mercedes Jerez test notes 2009-02-10

Driver Heikki Kovalainen Location Circuito de Jerez Track length 4.423km Weather Maximum track temp 20.6C Maximum ambient temp 16.7C Laps completed 60 Kilometres covered 265 Best laptime 1m22.634 at 16:29 Programme First running of MP4-24...

Driver Heikki Kovalainen
Location Circuito de Jerez
Track length 4.423km

Weather
Maximum track temp 20.6C
Maximum ambient temp 16.7C

Laps completed 60
Kilometres covered 265
Best laptime 1m22.634 at 16:29

Programme
First running of MP4-24 in familiar conditions. Heikki ran a parallel programme, focusing on developing useful set-ups for the new car while also putting mileage on the car's active KERS device. The team set itself prudent targets on both thermal and pressure thresholds in order to safeguard the machinery and this resulted in a few aborted runs when those thresholds were reached. Heikki felt the KERS device worked well but required further work in concert with the car's set-up to produce optimum results. As much of the day's work was exploratory, the team chose to undertake most of its work on a single set of dry tyres choosing only to switch to fresh rubber -- and set its fastest lap -- towards the end of the day. The team will continue with the same programme tomorrow and is optimistic of increasing the length of the runs as it increases its understanding of the KERS device.

Driver for day two Heikki
Duration of test Four days (Feb 10-13)

-credit: mclaren

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