McLaren Jerez Test Day 4

By on Friday, February 10, 2012

Lewis Hamilton testing on Day 4 at Jerez

JEREZ TEST – day four: “The car ran reliably and without any issues. It was a good day”

Date: Friday February 10 2012
Driver: Lewis Hamilton
Location: Circuito de Jerez
Track length: 4.423km
Weather: Dry and sunny. -1.5°C when running started. The coldest day by far.
Laps completed: 86
Kilometres covered: 336
Best laptime: 1m19.640s at 12.23
Programme: Lewis Hamilton was in the MP4-27 today for his second day of testing.

After Lewis completed 86 laps, and set a 1m19.640s best, David Redding, Team Manager, McLaren Racing said: “Today was a good day of testing. The first hour or so was spent aero data gathering, then Lewis embarked on two or three hours intensive set up work, exploring suspension geometries and general car set up. The afternoon was then spent comparing tyre compounds.

We had the opportunity to try some changes that were time consuming, so things you wouldn’t normally do at a race weekend. It was good to get those fundamental changes and tests out of the way early on. The car ran reliably and without any issues.”

Duration of test: Four days (February 7-10)

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