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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)
   

  Unofficial testing times

 

Pos Driver Constructor Time Laps

1

Fernando Alonso Ferrari

1m18.877

39

2

Jean-Eric Vergne Scuderia Toro Rosso

1m19.597

80

3

Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing

1m19.606

50

4

Lewis Hamilton Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

1m19.640

86

5

Romain Grosjean Lotus

1m19.729

95

6

Kamui Kobayashi Sauber

1m19.834

76

7

Nico Hulkenberg Force India

1m19.977

90

8

Bruno Senna Williams

1m20.132

125

9

Jarno Trulli Caterham F1

 1m22.198

117