Pirelli Test Day 2: McLaren report

Gary Paffett (GBR) McLaren MP4/25. Formula One Testing, Pirelli Tyre Testing, Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Saturday 20 November 2010.

Gary Paffett

Nov.20 (Vodafone McLaren Mercedes) Team and driver feedback after the second day of Pirelli F1 tyre testing at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.

Date Saturday November 20 2010
Driver Oliver Turvey (am)/Gary Paffett (pm)
Location Yas Marina circuit
Track length 5.554km
Laps completed 76 (30 Oliver/46 Gary)
Kilometres covered 522km
Best laptime 1m41.622s (Gary)
Programme Second day of testing on new Pirelli rubber and the last of four days’ testing at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina circuit. As the track surface and tyre continued to evolve, it was useful to note that both Oliver and Gary’s comments on car balance dovetailed closely. The team managed to gather significant modelling data for both the car and the tyre, which will prove extremely useful over the winter.

The team has already developed a very harmonious working relationship with the Pirelli engineers and has helped to provide the Italian manufacturer with considerable feedback on the new tyres, most notably on tyre-life and durability.