McLaren Mercedes Jerez test notes 2009-12-03

Driver - Gary Paffett & Oliver Turvey Location - Circuito de Jerez Track length - 4.423km Weather - Cold and slippery in the morning, a light patch of drizzle at lunchtime and dry for the afternoon. Maximum track temp 21.7C; maximum ambient temp...

Driver - Gary Paffett & Oliver Turvey Location - Circuito de Jerez Track length - 4.423km

Weather - Cold and slippery in the morning, a light patch of drizzle at lunchtime and dry for the afternoon.
Maximum track temp 21.7C; maximum ambient temp 17.0C

Laps completed - 91 (59/32) Kilometres covered - 402km Best laptime - 1m18.746s at 16:46pm

Programme

Oliver took over for the morning, concluding the running he began on Tuesday afternoon. On a slippery track, Oliver began with a number of aero tests at slower speeds until conditions improved and the test team switched him to a 10-lap run, running through a suite of different set-ups to give Oliver a feel for the changes.

Test team manager Indy Lall said: "Oliver did a very good job and contributed towards our week's test work. He made a very good impression on his introduction to Formula 1."

With a midday patch of drizzle, it was decided to switch the car over for Gary's run in the afternoon. He spent the remainder of the day conducting a very disciplined series of set-up and tyre analysis runs.

The three days' work was very encouraging and provides a very useful benchmark for the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team's preparations for 2010 and the launch of the MP4-25.

-credit: mclaren

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