Vodafone McLaren Mercedes F1 - Test Spa-Francorchamps, day three

13.07.2007: Vodafone McLaren Mercedes F1 - Test Spa-Francorchamps, day three

Date: Thursday 12th July 2007
Driver: Fernando Alonso
Location: Spa Francorchamps, Belgium
Track Length: 7.004km

Weather: Changeable all day: Track temperature, 33.9C / Ambient temperature, 18.1C

Laps Run: 75
Kilometres Covered: 525km approx.
Best Lap Time: 1m47.645 at 16:31

Programme: Despite the continued mixed weather conditions at Spa, Fernando was able to complete over 525kms today as he remained focused on set-up development. The windows of dry track running also enabled the team to run some suspension checks, both specific to the Belgian race and the four Grands Prix building up to the event at Spa. The Mercedes-Benz engine that had been used for days one and two of the test, was subject to a planned engine change at lunchtime.

Total Laps Run at Test: Total - 226: Fernando - 143 / Lewis - 83

Kilometres Covered at Test: Total - 1,582km approx:
Fernando - 1,001km approx. / Lewis - 581km approx.

Next Test: Jerez (Tuesday 24th - Thursday 26th July)

Unofficial times*:

1 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m47.042 69

2 Robert Kubica BMW Sauber 1m47.265 78

3 Fernando Alonso Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1m47.645 75

4 Mark Webber Red Bull Racing 1m47.699 44

5 Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 1m47.724 76

6 Alex Wurz Williams 1m48.437 76

7 Jarno Trulli Toyota 1m48.491 76

8 Sebastien Bourdais Toro Rosso 1m48.585 91

9 Takuma Sato Super Aguri 1m48.610 99

10 Rubens Barrichello Honda 1m48.704 81

11 Christian Klien Spyker 1m49.119 63

*no official times available


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13.07.2007 / MaP

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