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)
   

  Unofficial testing times

Pos Driver Constructor Time Laps

1

Michael Schumacher Mercedes AMG

1m18.561

132

2

Mark Webber Red Bull Racing

1m19.184

97

3

Daniel Ricciardo Scuderia Toro Rosso

1m19.587

100

4

Jules Bianchi Force India F1

1m20.221

46

5

Kimi Raikkonen Lotus

1m20.239

117

6

Paul di Resta Force India F1

1m20.272

69

7

Felipe Massa Ferrari

1m20.454

95

8

Jenson Button Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

1m20.688

85

9

Sergio Perez Sauber

1m20.711

68

10

Pastor Maldonado Williams

1m21.197

97

11

Heikki Kovalainen Caterham F1

1m21.518

139

12

Pedro de la Rosa HRT

1m22.128

64