Test Report: Abu Dhabi – day two
Day two of testing in Abu Dhabi with Gary Paffett and Oliver Turvey.
Date Wednesday November 7 2012
Drivers Gary Paffett (am) / Oliver Turvey (pm)
Location Yas Marina Circuit
Track length 5.554km
Laps 41 (Gary)/62 (Oliver)
Km covered 228/344
Best laptime 1m43.176s (Oliver)
Gary Paffett concluded his programme today, running in the morning’s session and continuing the work he kicked off yesterday afternoon. The team was putting more miles on a number of aerodynamic developments, including a new front wing, and evaluating revised suspension geometry, with an eye towards monitoring resultant tyrewear, degradation and heating.
Oliver Turvey continued the programme into the afternoon, clocking an impressive 62 laps.
Indeed, the team was particularly pleased with the input and response of both drivers – neither of whom have spent extensive time behind the wheel of MP4-27, and both of whom were immediately up to speed and able to provide excellent feedback to the engineers.
The team will make further extensive set-up changes overnight before Oliver concludes his programme in the morning. Kevin Magnussen, who began the test on Tuesday morning, will return to the cockpit on Thursday afternoon, putting more miles on development parts.
Test dates Three days (November 6-9)
|1||Antonio Felix da Costa||Red Bull Racing||1m42.679s||61|
||Oliver Turvey||Vodafone McLaren Mercedes||1m43.176s||62|
||Gary Paffett||Vodafone McLaren Mercedes||1m43.771s||41|
||Johnny Cecotto Jr||Scuderia Toro Rosso||1m44.569s||76|
||Giedo van der Garde||Caterham||1m46.106s||72|