Mclaren Mercedes Jerez test notes 2009-12-01

Driver Gary Paffett/Oliver Turvey Location Circuito de Jerez Track length 4.423km Weather Very cold in the morning, gradually warming up throughout the day. Maximum track temp 32.2C; maximum ambient temp 18.8C Laps completed 54/27 ...

Driver
Gary Paffett/Oliver Turvey

Location
Circuito de Jerez

Track length
4.423km

Weather
Very cold in the morning, gradually warming up throughout the day.
Maximum track temp 32.2C; maximum ambient temp 18.8C

Laps completed
54/27 (Gary/Oliver)

Kilometres covered
358km (239/119)

Best laptime
1m19.426s at 14:57pm

Programme

The morning's running was limited due to the low temperatures, so the team focused on a series of data-logging runs. As track temperatures rose, Gary kicked off the meat of the day's programme, conducting a number of aero configuration evaluations before focusing on tyres, and how they will perform in 2010 with higher fuel-loads.

In the middle of the afternoon, Gary ended his running and the team switched the MP4-24 over to McLaren Autosport BRDC Young Driver prize-winner Oliver Turvey. This afternoon's run was primarily an acclimatisation for the 22-year-old, who will be able to spend the next day learning from his initial run before he undertakes a longer stint on Thursday.

For tomorrow, Gary will return to the cockpit as the team starts a more in-depth analysis of fuel-load and how it is expected to affect car behaviour in 2010.

Driver for day two
Gary

Duration of test
Three days (December 1-3)

-credit: mclaren

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