McLaren Jerez Test Day 2

By on Wednesday, February 8, 2012

JEREZ TEST – day two: “A useful understanding of how the car behaves”

Date: Wednesday February 8 2012
Driver: Jenson Button
Location: Circuito de Jerez
Track length: 4.423km
Weather: Sunny, but cold and very windy.
Maximum ambient temperature 11.6°C, maximum track temperature 21.1°C
Laps completed: 85
Kilometres covered: 376km
Best laptime: 1m20.688s at 12:18

Programme: Jenson’s second day of testing with MP4-27 and another day spent getting used to the new chassis and evaluating a series of braking, set-up and software changes made to the car – particularly the effect on balance and stability at both high and low speeds.

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team manager David Redding said: “Despite the cold and windy conditions, Jenson was able to log further mileage with MP4-27 today. It’s still early days, and this was very much an exploratory day, but we were able to get a useful understanding of how the car behaves and reacts out on the track.

“It’s satisfying that Jenson’s been able to complete more than 600km of trouble-free running over the past two days; that puts us in a good position for the rest of the week.”

Driver for day three: Lewis Hamilton
Duration of test: Four days (February 7-10)

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