Barcelona test report – day one
Date Tuesday May 12 2015
Driver Oliver Turvey
Location Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (4.655km)
Best lap-time 1m28.542s
Programme For the first of this year’s two in-season tests (the second takes place after the Austrian Grand Prix, in June), test driver Oliver Turvey got behind the wheel of MP4-30 for the first time to conduct a day of evaluative work for McLaren-Honda.
The morning’s programme was focused on aero correlation. However, the day didn’t start smoothly, and some sensor issues delayed progress until lunchtime.
In the afternoon, Oliver ran through a trouble-free suspension programme, as well as undertaking a correlation and validation programme aimed at improving our simulation work.
Today’s unofficial testing times
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m24.374s 146 laps
2 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1m26.624s 97 laps
3 Raffaele Marciello Ferrari 1m26.648s 125 laps
4 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull 1m26.904s 101 laps
5 Pastor Maldonado Lotus 1m27.338s 60 laps
6 Nick Yelloly Force India 1m27.396s 109 laps
7 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 1m27.639s 131 laps
8 Felipe Massa Williams 1m27.911s 54 laps
9 Oliver Turvey McLaren-Honda 1m28.542s 66 laps
What’s next Jenson takes over the reins for the second and final day of the test. He’ll be focusing on suspension geometry and aero work.
Test dates Two days (May 12-13).