McLaren Abu Dhabi young driver test Wednesday report

McLaren press release

Gary Paffett conducted today’s programme, primarily focusing on providing feedback, analysis and evaluation for Pirelli as they continue to refine their 2012 tyre programme. The day was spent running different casings and compounds – with some positive results.

Gary Paffett, Test Driver, McLaren Mercedes
Gary Paffett, Test Driver, McLaren Mercedes

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The day’s background running also included putting mileage on several development parts intended for next year’s MP4-27A chassis, as well as gathering data for correlation purposes.

Despite an early stop in the day due to a fuel-pressure issues, this was another positive day.

Oliver Turvey will return to the cockpit tomorrow to conclude the three days’ running.


Date: Wednesday November 16 2011
Driver: Gary Paffett
Location: Yas Marina Circuit
Track length: 5.554km
Weather: Beautifully hot and sunny all day. Maximum ambient temperature 32°C, maximum track temperature 56°C
Laps completed: 71
Kilometres covered: 394km
Best laptime: 1m41.756s at 15:24

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