by Adrian Dorofte and Adrian Andronic
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Jerez F1 Test 2013: DAY 2 - Sergio Perez gets his first impression of the new MP4-28

After yesterday’s encouraging start, today’s focus switched to preparing Sergio for his first run behind the wheel of a Vodafone McLaren Mercedes.

The morning kicked off with a continuation of yesterday’s aero calibration work, carried out across a number of shorter runs. Attention then turned towards acclimatising Sergio to his new office, running through a prescribed programme of mechanical and aerodynamic adjustments with MP4-28 to give him a greater understanding of the inherent feel of the car and the way it reacts to set-up changes.

The acclimatisation session continued throughout the afternoon, concluding in a number of longer runs. Sergio racked up 81 laps – a positive start to his Vodafone McLaren Mercedes career.

Location: Circuito de Jerez, Spain
Driver: Sergio Perez
Track length: 4.428km
Laps: 81
Km covered: 359
Best laptime: 1m19.572s

What’s next?

Jenson returns for his second and final day of Jerez testing, continuing the aero and mechanical work that has been established over the past two days.


DAY 2 Standings

Pos / Driver / Constructor / Best Time / Laps

1 / Romain Grosjean / Lotus-Renault / 1m 18.218s / 95

2 / Paul di Resta / Force India / 1m 19.003s / 95

3 / Daniel Ricciardo / Scuderia Toro Rossa / 1m 19.134s / 83

4 / Mark Webber / Red Bull Racing / 1m 19.338s / 101

5 / Nico Hulkenberg / Sauber / 1m 19.502s / 99

6 / Lewis Hamilton / Mercedes AMG / 1m 19.519s / 15

7 / Sergio Perez / Vodafone McLaren Mercedes / 1m 19.572s / 81

8 / Felipe Massa / Ferrari / 1m 19.914s / 78

9 / Pastor Maldonado / Williams / 1m 20.693s / 71

10 / James Rossiter / Force India / 1m 21.273s / 19

11 / Giedo van der Garde / Caterham / 1m 21.311s / 88

12 Luiz Razia / Marussia / 1m 23.537s / 31






~ Official report courtesy of Vodafone McLaren Mercedes ~

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