"The atmosphere that is now at McLaren is very positive"

Oliver Turvey, pilot of NIO in Formula E and McLaren tester, tells Ace his feelings with the MCL34 in the Barcelona test.


It was just one morning in the MCL34 during the second day of testing in Barcelona, but Oliver Turvey knows quite well how the McLaren. behaves. He is a NIO driver in Formula E, but since 2012 he has been in Woking as one of his drivers. tests and, although your job is to spend many hours in the simulator, when you get on the car in the asphalt you can check the progress that has been made quickly. The 52 laps he gave with this year's car left him with sensations he shares with As.

"The sensations? Very different from those of the FE, but it's good to try an F1 once in a while," he tells As about the test, and what about the performance of the car, is better than 2018 ?: "It is difficult to compare because since last year I had not tested a McLaren and I did it in different conditions, with other tires ... But yes, would say that he has taken a step forward, the team is having a good start to the season and it was great to work with them because the atmosphere is very positive at this moment ".

All contrary to what is happening in the electrical category with NIO He only scored in two races and is 19th in the championship: "It's been a very difficult season, last year we made good progress, but now we suffer a lot more. In addition, the level here is very high: the brands, the pilots ... It's a top championship, if we could fight to score in the last races it would be fine ". At least, had a morning to have fun at the wheel of a car that this year is better.



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