Jerez Test Report, Day One

JEREZ TEST REPORT, DAY ONE

Date     Tuesday 16 September Track    Circuito de Jerez, Spain Driver   Mike Conway 

No of Laps   20 laps  Best Lap Time  01:24.123 Kilometres Covered 88.5km Track Length  4.428km 

Weather    Sunny and warm after foggy start  Ambient Temperature Maximum 30°C Track Temperature  Maximum 41°C 

SUMMARY

The Honda Racing F1 Team commenced the final test of the 2008 season at Jerez in southern Spain today.

The four-day programme began with a Young Driver Day which saw Mike Conway at the wheel of the team's Kinetic Energy Recovery System development car. The KERS system is being introduced to Formula One for the 2009 season as part of the sport's drive to develop environmental technologies.

Mike completed four runs over 20 laps in the morning session before a sensor wiring problem brought the day's running to an earlier than planned conclusion.

Test and Reserve Driver Alex Wurz will continue the test programme tomorrow in the team's RA108 car.

RESULTS (All timings are unofficial)

1. Marko Asmer  BMW Sauber   01:20.189 79 2. Dani Clos  Williams   01:23.224 75 3. Mike Conway  Honda Racing F1 Team 01:24.123 20