McLaren logoTest report – day one

Date Tuesday July 8 2014
Driver Stoffel Vandoorne
Location Silverstone Circuit (5.891km)
Laps/km 71/418
Best laptime 1m36.462s

Programme After a day’s break, and following on from Sunday’s Santander British Grand Prix, the McLaren team resumed running at Silverstone this morning, completing the first of a two-day test on the grand prix circuit.

It is the third in-season test of the year, following sessions in Bahrain and Barcelona, and an end-of-season event in Abu Dhabi.

Today’s running was conducted by the team’s official reserve driver, Belgian Stoffel Vandoorne.

The team spent the morning focusing on aerodynamic correlation and brake development, logging 29 laps before the lunchbreak. The afternoon was spent conducting set-up changes and gathering tyre data – although progress was affected by a number of red-flag stoppages.

Speaking at the end of the day, Stoffel said:

“It was great to be back in the car today. We managed to get a useful number of laps completed. We spent the morning doing a lot of aero work and some development runs; in the afternoon, we followed it up with some work to further understand tyre degradation. We got some good running completed.

“Hopefully, I’ve been able to provide the engineers with some valuable data, which will be useful for future development. We’ll see what the engineers get out of it, but hopefully I did a good job today to improve the car.”

Unofficial laptimes

1 Felipe Massa Williams 1m35.242s 42 laps
2 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1m35.248s 72 laps
3 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m35.573s 90 laps
4 Adrian Sutil Sauber 1m35.674s 74 laps
5 Jules Bianchi Marussia 1m36.148s 108 laps
6 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 1m36.462s 71 laps
7 Sergio Perez Force India 1m36.583s 79 laps
8 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso 1m36.688s 28 laps
9 Pastor Maldonado Lotus 1m37.131s 97 laps
10 Pedro de la Rosa Ferrari 1m37.988s 49 laps
11 Will Stevens Caterham 1m40.627s 95 laps

What’s next Kevin Magnussen takes over driving duties for the final day of the test.

Test dates Two days (July 8-9)