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McLaren Mercedes Jerez test notes 2009-03-03

Driver Heikki Kovalainen Location Circuito de Jerez Track length 4.423km Weather A damp start to the day but turning warm and sunny by the afternoon. Maximum track temp 32.8C Maximum ambient temp 16.3C Laps completed 85 Kilometres covered ...

Driver Heikki Kovalainen
Location Circuito de Jerez
Track length 4.423km

Weather A damp start to the day but turning warm and sunny by the afternoon.
Maximum track temp 32.8C
Maximum ambient temp 16.3C

Laps completed 85
Kilometres covered 476km
Best laptime 1m20.535 at 16:47

Programme
Overnight rain meant the day started on a damp track, allowing the team to continue the wet-tyre evaluation programme it had begun yesterday. Heikki made good progress understanding Bridgestone's intermediate tyre before the drying track prompted a switch in focus for the afternoon. MP4-24 was subsequently fitted with a 2009 front and rear wing package - for the first time in dry conditions - and Heikki carried out a series of set-up evaluation runs until the end of the day. For Wednesday and Thursday, Lewis takes over driving duties and continues the programme.

Driver for day three Lewis Hamilton
Duration of test Five days (March 1-5)

-credit: mclaren

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