Vodafone Mclaren Mercedes tested Oliver Turvey today.
It was a hot & sunny all day, with a maximum ambient temperature 35°C, maximum track temperature 48°C.
The day’s programme started with a number of acclimatisation runs, along with aero and tyre data-gathering for the rest of the week. The team then ran different fuel loads for the new fuel system in 2011. A break for lunch was followed by set-up work. With Oliver behind the wheel for the whole day, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes completed 85 laps with good, consistent running, setting the best time of 1m40.725s at 15:10pm.
Gary Paffett is set to drive tomorrow.