Hamilton uses anvil wing on first day of Hockenheim testing

Lewis Hamilton is continuing his good run of form, leading the way at the first day of testing at Hockenheim. The British driver has been testing out a new engine cover design which has been nicknamed the ‘anvil engine cover thanks to it s shape. McLaren are following in the footsteps of Red Bull Racing who began the trend, a trend which has been copied by Renault and Force India so far.

Showers marred the first part of testing, although the track soon dried and the teams were able to get plenty of dry testing. Ferrari s Kimi Raikkonen was the second quickest of the day, followed by the Williams of Rosberg. There was just the one red flag during the session when Alex Wurz spun his Honda at the Mercedes Tribune corner.

Unofficial times for day 1 of testing at Hockenheim:

Pos  Driver       Team                  Time      Laps
 1.  Hamilton     McLaren-Mercedes      1:15.483  75
 2.  Raikkonen    Ferrari               1:15.803  63
 3.  Rosberg      Williams-Toyota       1:16.099  87
 4.  Sutil        Force India-Ferrari   1:16.516  97
 5.  Bourdais     Toro Rosso-Ferrari    1:16.533  113
 6.  Kobayashi    Toyota                1:16.570  65
 7.  Heidfeld     BMW Sauber            1:16.593  59
 8.  Piquet       Renault               1:16.856  111
 9.  Coulthard    Red Bull-Renault      1:17.361  67
10.  Wurz         Honda                 1:17.825  89