MUGELLO TEST – day one

Date Tuesday May 1 2012

Driver Oliver Turvey (am)/Gary Paffett (pm)

Location L’Autodromo del Mugello, Scarperia, Italy

Track length 5.245km

Weather Overnight rain and morning fog caused a slow start to the day. The weather steadily cleared until lunchtime when heavy, driving rain returned for the remainder of the afternoon.

Laps completed 30 (Oliver)/4 (Gary)

Kilometres covered 157km (Oliver)/21km (Gary)

Best laptime 1m25.303s (Oliver) at 12:50

Programme Oliver began the week’s programme with a number of short, data-collection runs on slicks. The heavy rain at lunchtime meant that the scheduled driver changeover to Gary was less productive: the wet weather, coupled with circuit closures due to the low visibility, rendered meaningful running pointless. As a result, the team opted to end the day early and start preparations for tomorrow, when clearer weather is anticipated.

Driver for day two Gary Paffett
Duration of test Three days (May 1-3)

Unofficial testing times
Pos Driver Constructor Time Laps
1 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m22.444 46
2 Mark Webber Red Bull Racing 1m23.648 24
3 Jean-Eric Vergne Scuderia Toro Rosso 1m23.891 32
4 Jerome D’Ambrosio Lotus 1m24.048 40
5 Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG 1m24.100 49
6 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber 1m24.736 48
7 Oliver Turvey Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1m25.303 30
8 Jules Bianchi Sahara Force India 1m25.475 19
9 Rodolfo Gonzalez Caterham 1m27.197 35
10 Charles Pic Marussia 1m27.359 45
11 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1m29.179 28
12 Gary Paffett Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1m50.898 4
13 Michael Schumacher Mercedes AMG – 5