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Kimi Räikkönen - Jerez Testing in the new E21 - Day 3

Friday, February 8, 2013 - 09:15
Kimi Räikkönen had his first taste of the E21 on track during the third day of testing in Jerez, Spain, ending the day with the 4th fastest time after a programme of aerodynamic assessment.

E21, Lotus F1 Team, Jerez, Testing, Kimi Raikkonen 1A crisp morning gave way to glorious blue skies as the team ran through a variety of exhaust evaluations. Running for Kimi ended early due to a clutch issue.

Fast Facts:

  • Track: Jerez, Spain, 4.4km
  • Chassis: E21-01
  • Weather: Sunny, ambient 5-18°C, track 7-26°C
  • Programme: System checks, temperature monitoring, data correlation, evaluation of the performance of the car with its initial aerodynamic package.
  • Laps Completed: 40
  • Classification: P4, 1:19.200
  • Interruptions: Running curtailed early (clutch).

What’s Next?

Kimi Räikkönen will take the wheel of the E21 for final day of the Jerez test today.