Mugello Day 2: McLaren report

May.2 (McLaren Press Release) Team report

Driver: Gary Paffett
Location: L’Autodromo del Mugello, Scarperia, Italy
Track length: 5.245km
Weather: Warm and sunny all day, reaching highs of around 20°C in the afternoon
Laps completed: 59
Kilometres covered: 309km
Best laptime: 1m24.480s at 12:30

Today was Gary’s first proper run in MP4-27A and the team were able to conduct some positive tests, mainly focusing on improvements to aero correlation and broadening our understanding of tyre temperature and behaviour.

Progress was brought to a premature end at 15:00 when a gearbox issue ended the day’s running.

Oliver returns to the cockpit for the third and final day tomorrow and will conclude our programme.