Day three at Jerez for McLaren


McLaren today concluded its first test with its 2008 car, the MP4-23. Following the launch event on Mondaythe MP4-23 has completed three positive test days at the Jerez track.

Lewis Hamilton, Heikki Kovalainen and Pedro de la Rosa were all present for the test, which ran two MP4-23 chassis without any major issues and saw the new car cover over 1,999 kilometres.

The Woking team will spend the weekend analysing and working with the intelligence gathered from the three day session as the pre-season development programme continues with force. The test team will then return to track action on Monday with Pedro alongside Gary Paffett, who will be taking the wheel of the MP4-23 for the first time.

Today's Times - All Times Unofficial

Name Team T Laps Time Gap
Hamilton McLaren B 86 1:19.691 124.294 mph
Kovalainen McLaren B 93 1:19.752 0.061

Best Times To Date

Date Driver Team T Time Gap
10-Jan Hamilton McLaren B 1:19.132 125.172 mph
10-Jan Kovalainen McLaren B 1:19.462 0.330
09-Jan de la Rosa McLaren B 1:19.655 0.523

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Published: 11/01/2008
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