Perez's final day in MP4-28 at Circuit de Catalunya before Melbourne

Mexican driver Sergio Perez drove his McLaren under favorable weather conditions, allowing him to get a feel for racing with the team.

The penultimate day of pre-season testing – and Checo’s final day in MP4-28 before Melbourne. For the first time this week, weather conditions were stable and favourable: it was bright and sunny all day, which allowed the team to focus on a full day of running.

Sergio Perez, McLaren MP4-28
Sergio Perez, McLaren MP4-28

Photo by: XPB Images

The morning was devoted to evaluating a number of different mechanical set-ups. The team then committed to a series of system changes over the lunchbreak before kicking off with a long run in the afternoon.

Some live pitstop practice was also included – allowing Checo to get a feel for racing with the team in Australia later this month.

The final day: Jenson resumes running duties, and will wrap up our pre-season evaluation of MP4-28 with more aero and mechanical set-up work.

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