McLaren's Perez gets acclimated with the MP4-28 at Jerez circuit

Sergio Perez got his first taste of the new McLaren MP4 on the second day of preseason testing in Jerez.

Programme: After yesterday’s encouraging start, today’s focus switched to preparing Sergio for his first run behind the wheel of a Vodafone McLaren Mercedes.

Sergio Perez, McLaren MP4-28
Sergio Perez, McLaren MP4-28

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The morning kicked off with a continuation of yesterday’s aero calibration work, carried out across a number of shorter runs. Attention then turned towards acclimatising Sergio to his new office, running through a prescribed programme of mechanical and aerodynamic adjustments with MP4-28 to give him a greater understanding of the inherent feel of the car and the way it reacts to set-up changes.

The acclimatisation session continued throughout the afternoon, concluding in a number of longer runs. Sergio racked up 81 laps – a positive start to his Vodafone McLaren Mercedes career.

What’s next Jenson returns for his second and final day of Jerez testing, continuing the aero and mechanical work that has been established over the past two days.

Date Wednesday February 6 2013

Driver Sergio Perez
Location Circuito de Jerez
Track length 4.428km
Laps 81
Km covered 359
Best laptime 1m19.572s


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Series Formula 1
Drivers Sergio Perez
Teams Mercedes , McLaren
Article type Testing report
Tags button, jerez, mclaren, mercedes, perez, vodafone