Vodafone McLaren-Mercedes F1 - Spa-Francorchamps test day2

11.07.2007: Vodafone McLaren-Mercedes F1 - Spa-Francorchamps test day2

Date: Wednesday 11th July 2007
Driver: Fernando Alonso
Location: Spa Francorchamps, Belgium
Track Length: 7.004km

Weather: Wet to start, drying out during the morning. Rain during the afternoon: Track temperature, 26.1C / Ambient temperature, 14.3C

Laps Run: 68
Kilometres Covered: 476km approx.
Best Lap Time: 1m47.012 at 11:47

Programme: Fernando took over driving duties at the Spa test from Lewis today, with the Spaniard taking to the revised track for the first time. The track was initially damp from overnight rain, however as it dried out the team were able to complete the systems and set-up programme.

The morning also saw the aerodynamic schedule concluded to positive effect, focusing on components around the front of the car. As predicted, there was rain at Spa for much of the afternoon.

The cars were able to return to the track for the final 30 minutes and the team focused on damper work. With further rain forecast for tomorrow and no possibility of an extension of the test to Friday, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes will prioritise the work for tomorrow overnight to make best use of the available track time.


Driver for Day Three: Fernando
Duration of Test: Three days (Tuesday 10th - Thursday 12th July)

Unofficial times*:

1 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1m46.698 56

2 Fernando Alonso Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1m47.012 68

3 Heikki Kovalainen Renault 1m47.754 44

4 Ralf Schumacher Toyota 1m48.534 31

5 Adrian Sutil Spyker 1m48.873 49

6 David Coulthard Red Bull Racing 1m48.915 42

7 Jenson Button Honda 1m49.526 54

8 Sebastien Bourdais Toro Rosso 1m49.732 53

9 Nico Rosberg Williams 1m50.295 54

10 Anthony Davidson Super Aguri 1m52.438 56

11 Robert Kubica BMW Sauber 1m55.155 32

*no official times available



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11.07.2007 / MaP

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