Sunday, February 20, 2011

Test Report - Barcelona - Day Three (VMM)


Barcelona, Spain, Feb 20, 2011

BARCELONA DAY THREE: �To get more than 90 laps under my belt today was a big positive.�

Date - Sunday February 20 2011
Driver - Lewis Hamilton
Location - Circuit de Catalunya
Track length - 4.655km
Weather - Damp and showery in the morning, with the track drying throughout the day. Cold and cloudy all day. Maximum ambient temperature 14.1�C, maximum track temperature 25.6�C

Laps completed - 93
Kilometres covered - 433km
Best laptime - 1m23.858s at 15:44


More overnight rain meant that Lewis�s day began with some installation laps on wet tyres � his first experience of Pirelli�s Intermediate and Full-Wet compounds.

The morning was spent focusing on shorter runs, with some brief downtime shortly before lunch to correct a minor mechanical issue. In the afternoon, Lewis conducted longer runs, evaluating tyre behaviour over the course of a stint.

Lewis said: �This was a positive day: we�ve been focusing on our programme, trying to complete as many laps as possible, improve reliability and understand the Pirelli tyres. We�re learning more and more about them every day.

�We�ve had a few technical issues with this car, but the guys have been working incredibly to rectify them. To get more than 90 laps under my belt today was a big positive, and I�m looking forward to a trouble-free day tomorrow.�

Driver for day four - Lewis Hamilton
Duration of test - Four days (February 18-21)

* Official report courtesy of VODAFONE MCLAREN MERCEDES *

Source of the photos >> F1 Fanatic

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