Data-logging runs for McLaren
The morning’s running was limited due to the low temperatures, so the team focused on a series of data-logging runs. As track temperatures rose, Gary kicked off the meat of the day’s programme, conducting a number of aero configuration evaluations before focusing on tyres, and how they will perform in 2010 with higher fuel-loads.
In the middle of the afternoon, Gary ended his running and the team switched the MP4-24 over to McLaren Autosport BRDC Young Driver prize-winner Oliver Turvey. This afternoon’s run was primarily an acclimatisation for the 22-year-old, who will be able to spend the next day learning from his initial run before he undertakes a longer stint on Thursday.
For tomorrow, Gary will return to the cockpit as the team starts a more in-depth analysis of fuel-load and how it is expected to affect car behaviour in 2010.