McLaren press release
Oliver started the morning focusing on aero data gathering, and followed this by conducting work around the 2012 tyres. This will be further pursued by Gary in tomorrow’s test.
After a break for lunch, Gary tested various systems on next year’s car, including the new car radio. The successful day of testing concluded with operational background work; testing the equipment and processes in the garage for the MP4-27.
Date: Tuesday 15 November 2011
Driver: Oliver Turvey (am) - Gary Paffett (pm)
Location: Yas Marina Circuit
Track length; 5.554km
Weather: A hot, sunny day. Maximum ambient temperature 32°C, maximum track temperature 56°C
Laps completed: 76
Kilometres covered: 422.1 km
Best laptime: 1m42.912s at 15:00
Driver for day two: Gary Paffett
Duration of test: Three days (November 15-17)