2010 fuel-loads simulations for McLaren

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F1 Test, Jerez, Circuit Permanente de Jerezes

Gary undertook the day’s running, spending the early part of the morning conducting vibration tests until weather conditions improved. The test team then moved on to a number of aero calibration tests and a baseline run, with Gary setting his fastest time of the day just before the brief arrival of a lunchtime rain shower.

A large part of the remainder of the day was then spent simulating 2010 fuel-loads and their effect on car balance and tyre degradation – the results of which proved encouraging. At the end of the day, Gary briefly conducted a test of some suspension modifications.

Tomorrow, Oliver Turvey will return to the cockpit to conclude his test – the team aiming to provide him a better feel for the car during his morning’s running. Thereafter, Gary will conclude the programme, once again working within the limitations of the 2009 car and tyres to simulate next year’s heavier fuel-loads.