Date Saturday February 12 2011
Driver Lewis Hamilton
Location Circuito de Jerez
Track length 4.423km
Weather Cold in the morning, but warm and sunny for the remainder of the day.
Laps completed 36
Kilometres covered 159km
Best laptime 1m21.009s
A shortage of spares meant Lewis was only able to record 36 laps during the third day of this week’s Jerez test. While this hampered running, on-the-spot repairs were effected, and the relevant new components will be delivered overnight ahead of tomorrow’s running.
Despite the lack of mileage, the team was pleased with the progress made: Lewis and the engineers made some positive new steps with car set-up and understanding tyre performance, and also re-confirmed some concepts we’d previously tested.
The team conducted some running with the new-for-2011 drag reduction system – but will fully focus on the adjustable rear wing at next week’s Barcelona test.
Jenson concludes the four-day programme tomorrow, carrying on from where Lewis left off, focusing on confirmation of today’s set-up direction and, hopefully, some long-run tyre comparison work on the Pirellis.
Driver for day four Jenson Button
Duration of test Four days (February 10-13)