Test Report - Barcelona - Day Four (VMM)


Barcelona, Spain, Feb 21, 2011

BARCELONA DAY FOUR: “A positive end to our test.”

Date - Monday February 21 2011
Driver - Lewis Hamilton
Location - Circuit de Catalunya
Track length - 4.655km
Weather - Warm, dry and sunny

Laps completed - 107
Kilometres covered - 498km
Best laptime - 1m24.003s


Lewis wrapped up four days of running at Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya, spending the day focusing on tyre development over a series of long runs.

Clocking up an impressive 107 laps – MP4-26’s biggest single-day mileage – the team worked through a lengthy tyre development programme, eschewing outright laptimes in order to more fully understand how the Pirellis behave throughout a race stint.

Test team manager Indy Lall said: “It was very encouraging to log over 100 laps with MP4-26 today – an impressive conclusion to our four days in Barcelona. We’re still working through a very lengthy development programme – today wasn’t about pure performance, it was about conducting a disciplined series of long-runs – but it’s been a positive end to our test here.”

Duration of test - Four days (February 18-21)

* Official report courtesy of VODAFONE MCLAREN MERCEDES *

Source of the photo >> F1 Fanatic

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