2013 F1

McLaren trial 2014 parts at the Young Driver Test at Silverstone

McLaren Test report - Silverstone Day 2McLaren prepare for next season, recent reports explains that they are tested 2013 and 2014 specification parts at the Young Driver Test at Silverstone.

Following the British Grand Prix the Woking based squad announced that they fully focusing on next season, especially the sport switch from V8 to V6 engines.

Thursday Oliver Turvey tested McLaren machine, he said following the test, work had been targeted for 2014 machine. Also they tested a lot of different aero and mechanical parts.

Currently McLaren has lying sixth in the constructors’ standings. After the Thursday run Turvey confirms that McLaren will build a competitive place in next season.

“It was a bit of a mixture to be honest; we were working on things that can be run on this year’s car for the rest of the season but also things for 2014 to help our understanding and learning. Turvey said

“We tried a lot of different aero parts and mechanical, so we started the morning working on aero and then tried some different options on that. In the afternoon it was more on the mechanical side of the car so we really covered everything I think.

We had a lot of different set-up changes so it’s been a busy day and I feel like I’ve been in the car all day.”

“Most of our work was not on optimising the car, most of it was on development to help our understanding and learning for Hungary, the rest of the season and also 2014 to make sure we’re in a competitive place.”

DriverOliver Turvey
LocationSilverstone
Track Length5.891km
Laps Complete98
Kilometres Covered577km
Best Lap Time1m33.864s
Finish5th Fastest

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