McLaren Mercedes Jerez test notes 2009-12-02

Driver Gary Paffett Location - Circuito de Jerez Track length - 4.423km Weather Another cold start. Temperatures rose throughout the day, with a mid-day rain shower punctuating proceedings. Maximum track temp 27.2C; maximum ambient temp ...

Driver
Gary Paffett

Location - Circuito de Jerez
Track length - 4.423km

Weather
Another cold start. Temperatures rose throughout the day, with a mid-day rain shower punctuating proceedings. Maximum track temp 27.2C; maximum ambient temp 17.2C

Laps completed - 80
Kilometres covered - 354km
Best laptime - 1m18.718s at 12:48pm

Programme

Gary undertook the day's running, spending the early part of the morning conducting vibration tests until weather conditions improved.

The test team then moved on to a number of aero calibration tests and a baseline run, with Gary setting his fastest time of the day just before the brief arrival of a lunchtime rain shower.

A large part of the remainder of the day was then spent simulating 2010 fuel-loads and their effect on car balance and tyre degradation -- the results of which proved encouraging. At the end of the day, Gary briefly conducted a test of some suspension modifications.

Tomorrow, Oliver Turvey will return to the cockpit to conclude his test -- the team aiming to provide him a better feel for the car during his morning's running. Thereafter, Gary will conclude the programme, once again working within the limitations of the 2009 car and tyres to simulate next year's heavier fuel-loads.

Drivers for day three
Gary & Oliver Turvey (shared programme)

-credit: mclaren

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Gary Paffett , Oliver Turvey
Teams Mercedes , McLaren