Perez ends his Barcelona testing with 2nd day fastest lap

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On his second day testing on Circuit de Catalunya, Sergio Perez laid down the unofficial fastest lap in testing at Barcelona.

Sergio Perez, McLaren with the media
Sergio Perez, McLaren with the media

Photo by: XPB Images

As usual, the morning kicked off with a series of shorter runs, aimed at gaining the engineers a better understanding of the car’s track-to-tunnel aero correlation and its reaction to a series of mechanical set-up changes.

Into the afternoon, the team ran through a number of longer runs – these were aimed at providing Sergio with a better understanding of the methods and systems that will be used by the race team during a race weekend, including cockpit switch adjustments and understanding radio messaging.

What’s next: Jenson kicks off his running at Barcelona tomorrow. His programme will pick up where Checo’s left off, including further correlation and set-up work. With poorer weather on the horizon for Friday, the team will monitor the forecast and may choose to adapt the programme in order to optimise track time over the next two days.

Wednesday February 20 2013
Driver Sergio Perez
Location Circuit de Catalunya
Track length 4.655km
Laps 97
Km covered 452
Best laptime 1m21.848s
Programme Sergio concluded his running at the Circuit de Catalunya, racking up 97 laps after an extremely productive day.

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Tags barcelona, circuit de catalunya, mclaren, mercedes, perez, vodafone

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