Mercedes Abu Dhabi young driver test Wednesday report

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On the second day of the Young Driver Test in Abu Dhabi today, Sam Bird continued his work at the wheel of the MGP W02 car.

Sam Bird, Mercedes GP
Sam Bird, Mercedes GP

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- The team focused on 2012 Pirelli tyre evaluations throughout the day with short runs in the morning and longer runs this afternoon
- Consistent driving from Sam allowed the team to collect plenty of data, along with his feedback on the feel of the tyres
- Sam and the team will complete the test tomorrow on the third and final day.

Sam Bird

"We made some very good progress with the programme today and were able to achieve all of the goals that we intended. It was interesting to try out the new 2012 Pirelli tyres for the first time, and I enjoyed the experience. Overall it was a very good day for us and I'm looking forward to completing our programme of test items tomorrow."

Date Wednesday 16 November 2011
Track Yas Marina Circuit
Driver Sam Bird
No of Laps 94 laps
Best Lap Time 1:43.734
Kms Covered 522 kms
Track Length 5.554 kms
Weather Sunny

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Sam Bird
Teams Mercedes
Tags abu dhabi, bird, mercedes, yas marina