Driver Heikki Kovalainen
Location Circuito de Jerez
Track length 4.423km
Weather Cold and persistently wet.
Maximum track temp 16.7C
Maximum ambient temp 12.9C
Laps completed 91
Kilometres covered 402km
Best laptime 1m33.371 at 13:08
With the day washed out by heavy rain, the team's programme was necessarily limited by the poor conditions. Heikki Kovalainen, who unfortunately seems to bring the wet weather with him whenever he tests MP4-24, spent the day evaluating different brakes and set-ups. The rain allowed the team to sample Bridgestone's new-compound wet (inter) tyre, but offered limited insight into its performance as the persistent rain meant the day was spent largely running on extremes. The team also spent time assessing optimum KERS deployment in the wet conditions, which proved highly productive.
Driver for day two Heikki Kovalainen
Duration of test Five days (March 1-5)