McLaren Valencia test notes 2006-02-28

Kimi Raikkonen joined Pedro de la Rosa in Valencia today for the second session of this week's test. Kimi took over driving duties of the MP4-21 from Pedro, who continued the Michelin tyre development programme in the MP4-20 alongside the ...

Kimi Raikkonen joined Pedro de la Rosa in Valencia today for the second session of this week's test. Kimi took over driving duties of the MP4-21 from Pedro, who continued the Michelin tyre development programme in the MP4-20 alongside the Finn.

Kimi's work began in earnest in the afternoon completing 72 laps in the MP4-21, equating to 280km. His work focused on working through different set ups and tyre choices with his race engineers as he set the third fastest time of the day, a 1m10.814. During the morning a hydraulic problem with his MP4-21 was detected, delaying his programme for the day.

Pedro covered over 430km in the MP4-20, setting a quickest time of 1m10.836. His focus for today was the Michelin tyre selection for the third race of the season in Melbourne.

Team McLaren Mercedes will conclude its test at the Valencia circuit tomorrow, with Kimi and Pedro remaining on track for the final day.

-mclaren-

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Pedro de la Rosa , Kimi Raikkonen
Teams Mercedes , McLaren