Vodafone McLaren Mercedes press release
“A useful understanding of how the car behaves”
Date - Wednesday February 8 2012
Driver - Jenson Button
Location - Circuito de Jerez
Track length - 4.423km
Weather - Sunny, but cold and very windy. Maximum ambient temperature 11.6°C, maximum track temperature 21.1°C
Laps completed - 85
Kilometres covered - 376km
Best laptime - 1m20.688s at 12:18
Jenson’s second day of testing with MP4-27 and another day spent getting used to the new chassis and evaluating a series of braking, set-up and software changes made to the car – particularly the effect on balance and stability at both high and low speeds.
Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team manager David Redding said: “Despite the cold and windy conditions, Jenson was able to log further mileage with MP4-27 today. It’s still early days, and this was very much an exploratory day, but we were able to get a useful understanding of how the car behaves and reacts out on the track.
“It’s satisfying that Jenson’s been able to complete more than 600km of trouble-free running over the past two days; that puts us in a good position for the rest of the week.”
Driver for day three - Lewis Hamilton
Duration of test - Four days (February 7-10)