Date Wednesday November 7 2012
Drivers Gary Paffett (am)/Oliver Turvey (pm)
Location Yas Marina Circuit
Track length 5.554km
Laps 41 (Gary)/62 (Oliver)
Km covered 228/344
Best laptime 1m43.176s (Oliver)
Programme Gary Paffett concluded his programme today, running in the morning’s session and continuing the work he kicked off yesterday afternoon. The team was putting more miles on a number of aerodynamic developments, including a new front wing, and evaluating revised suspension geometry, with an eye towards monitoring resultant tyrewear, degradation and heating.
Oliver Turvey continued the programme into the afternoon, clocking an impressive 62 laps.
Indeed, the team was particularly pleased with the input and response of both drivers – neither of whom have spent extensive time behind the wheel of MP4-27, and both of whom were immediately up to speed and able to provide excellent feedback to the engineers.
What’s next The team will make further extensive set-up changes overnight before Oliver concludes his programme in the morning. Kevin Magnussen, who began the test on Tuesday morning, will return to the cockpit on Thursday afternoon, putting more miles on development parts.
Test dates Three days (November 6-9)
Pos Driver Constructor Best time Laps
1 Antonio Felix da Costa Red Bull Racing 1m42.679s 61
2 Oliver Turvey Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1m43.176s 62
3 Edoardo Mortara Lotus 1m43.418s 75
4 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber 1m43.486s 93
5 Gary Paffett Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1m43.771s 41
6 Johnny Cecotto Jr Scuderia Toro Rosso 1m44.569s 76
7 Giedo van der Garde Caterham 1m46.106s 72