09 July

Test report – day two

Date Wednesday July 9 2014
Driver Kevin Magnussen
Location Silverstone Circuit (5.891km)
Laps/km 91/536
Best laptime 1m35.593s

Programme Following yesterday’s opening day of testing with Stoffel Vandoorne, McLaren race driver Kevin Magnussen took the wheel today for the second, and final, day of post-race testing at Silverstone.

The morning’s programme kicked off with some aerodynamic tests, which included completing several runs with a large measuring rake fitted behind the front wheels to measure airflow.

In a similar afternoon programme to yesterday, the post-lunch session was spent completing a number of runs to understand and evaluate different Pirelli tyre compounds.

Kevin rounded out the day by completing 91 laps and a number of productive long runs, which will arm the team with some useful data ahead of next week’s German Grand Prix.

Unofficial laptimes

1 Jules Bianchi Ferrari 1m35.262s 89 laps

2 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1m35.544s 56 laps

3 Kevin Magnussen McLaren 1m35.593s 91 laps

4 Giedo van der Garde Sauber 1m36.327s 84 laps

5 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m36.680s 47 laps

6 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1m37.193s 40 laps

7 Max Chilton Marussia 1m37.359s 77 laps

8 Daniel Juncadella Force India 1m37.449s 52 laps

9 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 1m39.410s 76 laps

10 Charles Pic Lotus 1m41.906s 38 laps

11 Julian Leal Caterham 1m42.635s 51 laps

What’s next We return to the MTC ahead of next week’s race in Germany.

Test dates Two days (July 8-9)

posted at 16:59:00 on 07/09/14 by webmaster - Category: tests