McLaren adds Turvey to expanded test line-up
26 November 2017 – McLaren test and development driver Oliver Turvey has been handed an outing at this week's post-season test, alongside racers Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne, and young gun Lando Norris.
Turvey, a long-term member of the operation, piloted the MCL32 earlier in the campaign at Bahrain's in-season test, though his running was limited to 15 laps due to power unit problems.
McLaren will be the only team to field two cars at the test, in order to make up for its planned post-race two-day tyre test in Brazil, which was cancelled amid security concerns.
Turvey will drive on Tuesday, before handing over to Formula 3 champion Norris, while Alonso and Vandoorne will share duties across the test in the sister MCL32.
The test will be the first opportunity for Formula 1 teams to evaluate Pirelli's expanded range of 2018 slick tyres, having introduced a Hyper Soft and back-up Super Hard compound.