Hamilton completes first day of testing

Lewis HamiltonLewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen have completed a second day of testing at the Jerez test session. Hamilton did 103 laps of the circuit with a quickest time of 1:19.132. It appears that there will be intense rivalry between the two young McLaren drivers with Heikki Kovalainen posting a slightly slower time of 1:19.462.

“We are all still spending time learning about the car and starting to get used to it,” Kovalainen explained. “That we were on track for 204 laps in total today is definitely helping us to learn and progress with the car. For me, in particular, the car is very different from last year and I have been focusing on that side of things.

“Settling into the team has been very easy and I am looking forward to continuing our preparations for Melbourne next Tuesday.”

“Considering this is only the second day the car has been on track, I am pretty happy with that,” Hamilton said. “We have a lot of work to do but now we have a real understanding of where we are starting from.”