F1

McLaren Mercedes Jerez test notes 2009-03-04

Driver Lewis Hamilton Location Circuito de Jerez Track length 4.423km Weather Cold and windy, spots of rain throughout the day. Maximum track temp 28.9C Maximum ambient temp 16.3C Laps completed 70 Kilometres covered 310km Best laptime...

Driver Lewis Hamilton
Location Circuito de Jerez
Track length 4.423km

Weather Cold and windy, spots of rain throughout the day.
Maximum track temp 28.9C
Maximum ambient temp 16.3C

Laps completed 70
Kilometres covered 310km
Best laptime 1m21.302 at 16:16

Programme
Lewis returned to the cockpit to continue the development and set-up programme that had been successfully started at the previous Jerez test. A delay to fit new parts to the rear suspension caused Lewis to miss out on most of the morning's running - when the track was at its fastest - but he resumed after lunch. The presence of a blustery wind and a sudden shower prompted a brief spin in the afternoon but Lewis stayed on-track and later declared himself pleased with the team's progress. With focus now shifting towards MP4-24's mechanical set-up, the car proved one of the fastest over a long run and has given the team plenty of useful information as it works to prepare for the first race of the season later this month.

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

-credit: mclaren

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series F1

User photos

Evan_DeCiren
F1

Evan_DeCiren

25 photos
EuroRacer
F1

EuroRacer

27 photos
darkcloud154
F1

darkcloud154

22 photos
Renato Marques
F1

Renato Marques

5 photos
devilwoman
F1

devilwoman

1 photos
stirlingf18
F1

stirlingf18

1 photos
erikjunius
F1

erikjunius

37 photos
Upload photo