Report: Barcelona Test Three Day One
|Date||Tuesday May 12 2015|
|Location||Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (4.655km)|
For the first of this year’s two in-season tests (the second takes place after the Austrian Grand Prix, in June), test driver Oliver Turvey got behind the wheel of MP4-30 for the first time to conduct a day of evaluative work for McLaren-Honda.
The morning’s programme was focused on aero correlation. However, the day didn’t start smoothly, and some sensor issues delayed progress until lunchtime.
In the afternoon, Oliver ran through a trouble-free suspension programme, as well as undertaking a correlation and validation programme aimed at improving our simulation work.
Today’s unofficial testing times
|1||Nico Rosberg||Mercedes||1m24.374s||146 laps|
|2||Marcus Ericsson||Sauber||1m26.624s||97 laps|
|3||Raffaele Marciello||Ferrari||1m26.648s||125 laps|
|4||Daniil Kvyat||Red Bull||1m26.904s||101 laps|
|5||Pastor Maldonado||Lotus||1m27.338s||60 laps|
|6||Nick Yelloly||Force India||1m27.396s||109 laps|
|7||Pierre Gasly||Toro Rosso||1m27.639s||131 laps|
|8||Felipe Massa||Williams||1m27.911s||54 laps|
|9||Oliver Turvey||McLaren-Honda||1m28.542s||66 laps|
Jenson takes over the reins for the second and final day of the test. He’ll be focusing on suspension geometry tests and aero work.
Two days (May 12-13).