Date Monday December 15 2008
Driver Gary Paffett

Location Autodromo Internacional do Algarve
Track length 4.687km

Weather Sunny, but cold and windy throughout the day. Maximum air temp 13C

Laps completed 63
Kilometres covered 295km
Best laptime 1m31.788 at 14:07

First Formula 1 test at the impressive new Autodromo Internacional do Algarve facility in Portugal. Gary spent the majority of the day in the KERS-equipped 23K putting further mileage on the electrical unit and 2009-spec front wing. He also carried out some brief running in the 23A in a bid to more accurately assess the set-up required for this new circuit. Pedro de la Rosa takes over for the remaining two days of this single-car test.

Duration of test Three days (December 15-17 2008)

-credit: mclaren