At McLaren, Oliver Turvey was behind the wheel of a Formula One car today. Turvey won the feature race in GP2 at Abu Dhabi just a few days ago and completed runs on different fuel loads to prepare McLaren for 2011. In the afternoon he performed set-up work and performance runs.
With Oliver behind the wheel for the whole day, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes completed 85 laps with good, consistent running.
The day’s programme started with a number of acclimatisation runs, along with aero and tyre data-gathering for the rest of the week. The team then ran different fuel loads for the new fuel system in 2011. A break for lunch was followed by set-up work.
Driver: Oliver Turvey
Location: Yas Marina Circuit
Track length: 5.554km
Weather: Hot & sunny all day. Maximum ambient temperature 35°C, maximum track temperature 48°C
Laps completed: 85
Kilometres covered: 480km
Best laptime: 1m40.725s at 15:10pm