12 February 2011
Following Timo Glock’s first two days of testing in Jerez, today came Jérôme’s long-awaited turn in the MVR-02 to get a first feeling of the new car and provide more valuable information to the team.
He was able to start understanding the behaviour of the car and the consistency of the tyres by working up to some long stints as well as simulating pitstops and formation laps. The team was also able to continue its evaluation of the new moveable rear wing. It was a very positive third day of running at the Circuito de Velocidad and Jérôme completed a total of 72 laps.
Jérôme will be back in the car tomorrow during the fourth and final day of testing in Jerez before heading to Barcelona for the third test of the 2011 season.
“I was really looking forward to today and it’s fantastic to finally be driving the new car. I was able to complete many laps and spend a lot of time in the car, which is what testing is all about. I am quickly getting used to driving the MVR-02 and tomorrow I hope we can continue to gather plenty of useful data to help us to continue moving forward.”
John Booth, Team Principal
“Today has been a very productive day as the time we spent confined to the garage was limited and we were therefore able to get plenty of track time and useful mileage under our belts. Jérôme has done a great job in his debut run in the MVR-02 and it is great to see him developing with each time out in the car. We hope for more of the same tomorrow to ensure we end a very good first test on a high.”