McLaren Monza test notes 2005-08-25

Team McLaren Mercedes completed its two day testing programme at the Autodromo Nationale Di Monza today. Kimi Raikkonen and Juan Pablo Montoya were both in attendance driving two MP4-20s configured to the fast Monza circuit, with a low downforce...

Team McLaren Mercedes completed its two day testing programme at the Autodromo Nationale Di Monza today. Kimi Raikkonen and Juan Pablo Montoya were both in attendance driving two MP4-20s configured to the fast Monza circuit, with a low downforce aero package.

Both Kimi and Juan Pablo continued Michelin tyre selection and configuration work for the Italian Grand Prix, with some time spent on tyre work for the Belgian race at Spa Francorchamps in two weeks time.

Juan Pablo set the fastest lap of the day with a time of 1m19.814, whilst Kimi was second on the timesheets, with a 1m20.074.

Kimi Raikkonen:

"It was a positive session for me today at Monza. We completed our scheduled programme and set-up work for the Italian Grand Prix went well, I am looking forward to the race."

"It was a bit of a difficult afternoon for us yesterday because we had to spend some time working on the car following the minor issue with the gearbox. However the team worked really hard to get the car out on track to complete a couple of installation laps, which set us up for the good running today."

Juan Pablo Montoya:

"It has been an encouraging test this week, the car has run really well at Monza, and it feels quick. We put in some quick times, and hopefully we can keep this pace for the race. I have completed a number of long stints over the course of the test and have some valuable information for the tyre selection process with Michelin for both Italy and Spa."

-mclaren-

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Juan Pablo Montoya
Teams Mercedes , McLaren