McLaren Mercedes Barcelona test notes 2008-02-26

Drivers: Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen Location: Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona Track Length: 4.655km Weather: Warm with patchy cloud: Track temperature, 35 C / Ambient temperature, 19 C Laps Run: Total - 153 Kilometres Covered: Lewis -...

Drivers: Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen
Location: Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona
Track Length: 4.655km
Weather: Warm with patchy cloud: Track temperature, 35 C / Ambient
temperature, 19 C

Laps Run: Total - 153
Kilometres Covered: Lewis - 382km / Heikki -331km
Best Lap Time: Lewis - 1m21.234 at 12:40 / Heikki - 1m21.434 at 12:18

Programme: With clear weather throughout the day the team concentrated on pit stop practices and qualifying simulations in the morning, moving the focus to longer runs in the afternoon: the plan being to assess different fuel loads and the various set-ups these require. Both drivers stopped out on track in the morning as a result of fuel coupling issues, which the team managed to quickly resolve without any impact on the days' planned programme.

-credit: mclaren.mercedes

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Lewis Hamilton , Heikki Kovalainen
Teams Mercedes , McLaren