McLaren Jerez test notes 2005-07-13

Team McLaren Mercedes began a three day test at the Circuito de Jerez in Spain today, with Juan Pablo Montoya, Kimi Raikkonen and Alex Wurz sharing the week's testing duties. This week also marks the team's final testing session before the six...

Team McLaren Mercedes began a three day test at the Circuito de Jerez in Spain today, with Juan Pablo Montoya, Kimi Raikkonen and Alex Wurz sharing the week's testing duties. This week also marks the team's final testing session before the six week summer test ban comes into force.

Juan Pablo and Alex were in action today in extremely hot conditions, the track temperature reaching 51 degrees Celsius. Both drivers were behind the wheel of MP4-20s.

Juan Pablo's programme included Michelin tyre testing of the prime and option tyre for the forthcoming Mobil 1 German Grand Prix, alongside suspension and aero development work. His programme was interrupted early on due to an engine oil leak. After returning to the track in the afternoon he suffered an engine failure.

Alex meanwhile was working on a tyre programme for the German Grand Prix, completing short runs this morning and concentrating on heavy fuel loads and longer runs this afternoon.

Juan Pablo was the eighth fastest man on the circuit with a time of 1:18.579, while Alex was ninth setting a time of 1:18.709. Juan Pablo will be joined by Kimi at the circuit tomorrow.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Juan Pablo Montoya
Teams Mercedes , McLaren