McLaren Abu Dhabi young driver test Tuesday report

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Oliver Turvey, McLaren Mercedes
Oliver Turvey, McLaren Mercedes

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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)

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Gary Paffett , Oliver Turvey
Teams Mercedes , McLaren
Tags abu dhabi, paffett, turvey, yas marina