MUGELLO TEST – day two

Date Wednesday May 2 2012

Driver Gary Paffett

Location L’Autodromo del Mugello, Scarperia, Italy

Track length 5.245km

Weather Warm and sunny all day, reaching highs of around 20°C in the afternoon

Laps completed 59

Kilometres covered 309km

Best laptime 1m24.480s at 12:30

Programme Today was Gary’s first proper run in MP4-27A and the team were able to conduct some positive tests, mainly focusing on improvements to aero correlation and broadening our understanding of tyre temperature and behaviour.

Progress was brought to a premature end at 15:00 when a gearbox issue ended the day’s running.

Oliver returns to the cockpit for the third and final day tomorrow and will conclude our programme.

Driver for day three Oliver Turvey

Duration of test Three days (May 1-3)

Unofficial testing times
Pos Driver Constructor Time Laps
1 Romain Grosjean Lotus 1m21.603 97
2 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber 1m21.603 87
3 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing 1m21.825 64
4 Mark Webber Red Bull Racing 1m21.997 54
5 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1m22.257 106
6 Jean-Eric Vergne Scuderia Toro Rosso 1m22.422 65
7 Daniel Ricciardo Scuderia Toro Rosso 1m22.588 22
8 Michael Schumacher Mercedes AMG 1m23.404 144
9 Charles Pic Marussia 1m23.982 46
10 Vitaly Petrov Caterham 1m24.312 112
11 Gary Paffett Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1m24.480 59
12 Timo Glock Marussia 1m24.499 37
13 Paul di Resta Sahara Force India 1m24.749 14
14 Bruno Senna Williams 1m24.842 100