Hamilton trying to understand new components

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F1 Test, Barcelona, Circuit de Catalunyaes

Final day of pre-season testing. Lewis was back in the car today, continuing the understanding, evaluation and development of new components that Jenson had started yesterday. Lewis ended the day on top with a best laptime of 1m20.472.

With a more innate understanding of the new package, Lewis’s engineers were able to spend the morning fine-tuning MP4-25’s set-up while also carrying out a number of pitstop practices.

At the end of the morning, the team undertook several simulated qualifying runs, thrilling the crowds by going head to head with Felipe Massa and Michael Schumacher, who were also carrying out similar work.

For the final afternoon, the team ran another race simulation, carrying out three 22-lap stints. At the end of the day, Lewis declared himself happy and comfortable with the new car and told his engineers that he’s now looking forward to Bahrain.

Date: Sunday February 28 2010
Driver: Lewis Hamilton
Location: Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona
Track length: 4.655km
Weather: Dry and windy – but not sufficient to disrupt proceedings
Laps completed: 134
Kilometres covered: 624km
Best laptime: 1m20.472