McLaren Barcelona test notes 2005-04-08

West McLaren Mercedes completed its three day testing programme at the Circuit de Catalunya today. The wet weather conditions meant a change to the team's planned schedule with both Alex and Kimi focusing on running an intermediate and wet weather...

West McLaren Mercedes completed its three day testing programme at the Circuit de Catalunya today. The wet weather conditions meant a change to the team's planned schedule with both Alex and Kimi focusing on running an intermediate and wet weather Michelin tyre programme for the forthcoming San Marino Grand Prix.

Alex was behind the wheel of an MP4-19B, completing a total of 66 laps with a fastest time of 1m15.535s. Kimi was behind the wheel of MP4-20 and was the fastest man on the circuit today. He completed 68 laps with a fastest time of 1m15.388s. Kimi's programme ended at approx.16:30 after the car experienced a transmission problem.

Alex Wurz:

"Today we had to change our planned programme due to the wet weather, however it was a productive day and we completed a significant number of laps. I am now looking ahead to next week's test and putting in significant mileage on MP4-20."

Kimi Raikkonen:

"The changeable weather conditions today meant that we could focus on both wet weather and intermediate tyre testing for Michelin, and the team worked well to change our programme from that which we had originally planned."

-mclaren-

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Kimi Raikkonen , Alexander Wurz
Teams Mercedes , McLaren