Date Thursday July 18 2013
Driver Oliver Turvey
Location Silverstone Circuit
Track length 5.891km
Km covered 577
Best laptime 1m33.864s
Programme Test and development driver Oliver Turvey took to the wheel today for his first taste of the MP4-28, on the second of this week’s three-day Young Driver Test at Silverstone.
Oliver began the day with a number of iterative aero tests, running through mechanical set-up changes and conducting tyre evaluation runs.
After lunch, he then began a series of longer runs aimed at testing modifications made in the morning. The day also enabled the team to improve correlation between the simulator and the track.
Speaking afterwards, Oliver said:
“It was a really busy day given we tested lots of things on the car. Hopefully it will help us to improve our understanding. Mid-seasons test are very important, which is why I hardly got out the car all day.
“I loved the experience. There are limited opportunities to drive a Formula 1 car these days, so to do nearly 100 laps was great. I’m in my fourth season with the team and really enjoying it. I want to thank them for choosing me to drive here, it was fantastic.”
What’s next After a full day in the cockpit, Oliver hands over to Gary Paffett, who will conduct the final day of testing tomorrow.
Test dates Three days (July 17-19)
Pos Driver Constructor Time Laps
1 Daniel Ricciardo Scuderia Toro Rosso 1m32.972s 49
2 Carlos Sainz Jr Scuderia Toro Rosso 1m33.016s 40
3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing 1m33.187s 60
4 Davide Valsecchi Lotus 1m33.554s 92
5 Oliver Turvey Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1m33.864s 98
6 James Calado Force India 1m33.957s 48
7 Antonio Felix da Costa Red Bull Racing 1m33.958s 20
8 Davide Rigon Ferrari 1m34.053s 98
9 Pastor Maldonado Williams 1m34.116s 72
10 Nico Hulkenburg Sauber 1m34.224s 53
11 Daniel Juncadella Williams 1m34.631s 34
12 Robin Frijns Sauber 1m34.731s 18
13 Will Stevens Caterham 1m36.082s 99
14 Paul di Resta Force India 1m36.356s 42
15 Rodolfo Gonzalez Marussia 1m.37.949s 93