Mclaren logo 3Test report – Barcelona day three
Date Saturday March 2 2013
Driver Sergio Perez
Location Circuit de Catalunya
Track length 4.655km
Laps/km 101/470
Best laptime 1m 22.694s
Programme The penultimate day of pre-season testing – and Checo’s final day in MP4-28 before
Melbourne. For the first time this week, weather conditions were stable and favourable: it was
bright and sunny all day, which allowed the team to focus on a full day of running.
The morning was devoted to evaluating a number of different mechanical set-ups. The team
then committed to a series of system changes over the lunchbreak before kicking off with a
long run in the afternoon. Some live pitstop practice was also included – allowing Checo to get
a feel for racing with the team in Australia later this month.
What’s next The final day: Jenson resumes running duties, and will wrap up our pre-season evaluation of
MP4-28 with more aero and mechanical set-up work.
Pos Driver Constructor Best time Laps
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes AMG 1m 20.558s 117
2 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1m 21.266s 94
3 Adrian Sutil Force India 1m 21.627s 109
4 Pastor Maldonado Williams 1m 22.305s 34
5 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1m 22.468s 31
6 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber 1m 22.553s 99
7 Mark Webber Red Bull Racing 1m 22.658s 59
8 Sergio Perez Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1m 22.694s 101
9 Jean-Eric Vergne Scuderia Toro Rosso 1m 23.223s 114
10 Romain Grosjean Lotus 1m 23.380s 46
11 Davide Valsecchi Lotus 1m 23.448s 16
12 Jules Bianchi Marussia 1m 24.028s 74
13 Giedo van der Garde Caterham 1m 24.235s 126