McLaren press release
“HAPPY WITH PROGRESS – NOW IT’S TIME FOR MELBOURNE”
Final day of 2012 pre-season testing and Lewis resumed testing duties of the team's proposed race-one aerodynamic upgrade.
The aim of today’s programme was to continue the analysis started yesterday by Jenson – and the team successfully spent the morning running through a suite of set-up and balance changes and a number of tyre comparison runs.
Into the afternoon, the aim was to put further miles on the new aero package over a simulated race distance. The programme was slightly knocked-back by a small hydraulic leak at the end of the day, but the leak fortuitously coincided with a late-afternoon rainshower, meaning the team lost little significant running.
At the end of the day, Lewis and the engineers declared themselves happy with progress, particularly over the course of a long-run.
Now, our focus turns to Melbourne…
Driver: Lewis Hamilton
Location: Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona
Track length: 4.655km
Weather: Bright and sunny in the morning, eventually clouding over before an end-of-day shower just before the chequered flag.
Laps completed: 115
Kilometres covered: 535km
Best laptime: 1m22.430s