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

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