Oliver took over for the morning, concluding the running he began on Tuesday afternoon. On a slippery track, Oliver began with a number of aero tests at slower speeds until conditions improved and the test team switched him to a 10-lap run, running through a suite of different set-ups to give Oliver a feel for the changes.
Test team manager Indy Lall said: “Oliver did a very good job and contributed towards our week’s test work. He made a very good impression on his introduction to Formula 1.”
With a midday patch of drizzle, it was decided to switch the car over for Gary’s run in the afternoon. He spent the remainder of the day conducting a very disciplined series of set-up and tyre analysis runs.
The three days’ work was very encouraging and provides a very useful benchmark for the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team’s preparations for 2010 and the launch of the MP4-25.