McLaren's Perez ended day 1 of testing in Barcelona on positive note

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes' driver Sergio Perez laid down 100 laps on first day of the final round of testing before the Australian Grand Prix next month.

Programme: Overnight heavy rain and constant drizzle throughout the morning meant it was a slow start to the final pre-season test of 2013. Today was Sergio Perez’s penultimate day in the MP4-28 before Melbourne, and the wet weather prompted the team to undertake a more conservative run programme.

Thursday February 28 2013
Driver Sergio Perez
Location Circuit de Catalunya
Track length 4.655km
Laps 100
Km covered 466
Best laptime 1m 26.538s

Checo conducted some aero mapping in the morning before the team chose to focus on developing a stable set-up on the Intermediate tyre and putting some solid mileage on our 2013 package. With 100 laps under his belt, it was a positive first day.

What’s next: With more wet weather predicted for tomorrow, Jenson’s programme is expected to be a continuation of today’s. Drier conditions are forecast for Saturday and Sunday – a benefit to the team as it brings together all the elements that constitute the aerodynamic package that it runs in Australia next month.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Sergio Perez
Teams Mercedes , McLaren
Article type Testing report
Tags barcelona, circuit de catalunya, mclaren, mercedes, mp4-28, perez, vodafone