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McLaren Mercedes Jerez test notes 2009-02-13

Driver: Lewis Hamilton Location: Circuito de Jerez Track Length: 4.423km Weather: Beautifully hot and sunny all day. Maximum track temp 38.3 Maximum ambient temp 20.1 Laps completed: 94 Kilometres Covered: 416 Best Lap Time: 1m19.632 at ...

Driver: Lewis Hamilton
Location: Circuito de Jerez
Track Length: 4.423km

Weather: Beautifully hot and sunny all day.
Maximum track temp 38.3
Maximum ambient temp 20.1

Laps completed: 94
Kilometres Covered: 416
Best Lap Time: 1m19.632 at 16:59

Programme:
The conclusion of a highly productive second test for MP4-24 at the Circuito de Jerez in Andalucia, southern Spain. Heikki Kovalainen and Lewis Hamilton shared driving duties, with Heikki heading up the test's first two days and Lewis concluding the work on Thursday and Friday. While the opening day was briefly marred by a midday rainshower, the remainder of the programme was carried out under clear blue skies and warm sunshine, allowing the team to put some serious mileage on the new car. The majority of the four days was spent finessing the new car's balance and set-up on slick tyres while also putting background miles on the KERS device - which proved largely trouble-free during all four days. The team carried out the majority of its running using a hybrid-spec 2008 rear wing in order to more effectively simulate expected downforce loads and will bring a raft of new components to next month's test, back in Jerez.


Total Laps Run at Test: 357 (60/110/93/94)
Total Kilometres covered at Test: 1579 (265/487/411/416)
Next Test: Jerez March 1-4

-credit: mclaren

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