Date Friday July 19 2013
Driver Gary Paffett
Location Silverstone Circuit
Track length 5.891km
Km covered 459
Best laptime 1m34.924s
Programme The third and final day of the Young Driver Test at Silverstone. After Kevin Magnussen and Oliver Turvey each drove for a day, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes test and development driver Gary Paffett took to the cockpit of the MP4-28.
It was a frustrating start to the day as the team’s morning running was cut short due to an engine issue. An excellent recovery by the mechanics in the garage meant Gary was able to return to the track for some solid running in the afternoon.
The team continued with its aerodynamic program, evaluating ride mechanical set-up changes, both of which should provide plenty of data for the engineers to analyse in preparation for next week’s Hungarian GP.
Gary said: “It was great to get out in the afternoon and get some testing done after the engine issue we had this morning. The guys in the garage did a great job.
“It was a real treat to drive the car – most of the work we do nowadays is on the simulator in Woking. We get very limited time out on track. So it’s great to get back in the car – it’s invaluable for us to make sure we are going in the right direction.”
Test dates Three days (July 17-19)
Pos Driver Constructor Time Laps
1 Sebastien Vettel Red Bull Racing 1m32.894s 79
2 Adrian Sutil Force India 1m33.242s 100
3 Nicolas Prost Lotus 1m33.256s 84
4 Carlos Sainz Jr Red Bull Racing 1m33.546s 40
5 Davide Rigon Ferrari 1m33.592s 20
6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1m33.624s 71
7 Jean-Eric Vergne Scuderia Toro Rosso 1m33.647s 43
8 Gary Paffett Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1m34.924s 78
9 Susie Wolff Williams 1m35.093s 90
10 Giedo van der Garde Caterham 1m35.155s 66
11 Daniil Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso 1m35.281s 23
12 Charles Pic Caterham 1m35.576s 61
13 Kimiya Sato Sauber 1m35.642s 68
14 James Calado Force India 1m36.451s 6
15 Rodolfo Gonzalez Marussia 1m36.695s 27
16 Jules Bianchi Marussia 1m36.744s 40