Abu Dhabi Young Driver Test Day 3 – Vodafone Mclaren Mercedes

Date: Thursday November 17 2011
Driver: Oliver Turvey
Location: Yas Marina Circuit
Track length: 5.554km
Weather: Another beautifully hot and sunny day. Maximum ambient temperature 32°C, maximum track temperature 56°C
Laps completed: 89
Kilometres covered: 494km
Best laptime: 1m41.513s at 16:03

Programme Oliver Turvey returned to the cockpit to conclude the development work he initiated at the start of the test on Tuesday.

The team finished off its initial running of aero and mechanical systems for 2012, completing some useful fundamental research which will be fed into the development and build of next year’s car, the MP4-27A.

Duration of test Three days (November 15-17)

Unofficial testing times
Pos Driver Constructor Time Laps
1 Jean-Eric Vergne Red Bull Racing 1m38.917 46
2 Sam Bird Mercedes GP 1m40.897 104
3 Jules Bianchi Ferrari 1m41.347 106
4 Oliver Turvey Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1m41.513 89
5 Max Chilton Force India 1m41.575 79
6 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber 1m42.049 77
7 Mirko Bortolotti Williams 1m43.277 74
8 Kevin Ceccon Scuderia Toro Rosso 1m43.686 35
9 Alexander Rossi Team Lotus 1m44.283 74
10 Jan Charouz Lotus-Renault 1m44.470 82
11 Stefano Coletti Scuderia Toro Rosso 1m44.545 48
12 Nathanael Berthon HRT F1 1m45.839 51
13 Robert Wickens Marussia Virgin 1m45.934 34
14 Charles Pic Marussia Virgin 1m46.348 49