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McLaren to run Oliver Turvey and Gary Paffett during in-season F1 test at Mugello

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tie pin - Unregistered

April 18, 2012 4:59 PM

Might be a clever move, another two different driving styles would make a good comparison with the data already collected. Would be surprised if only mclaren do this

Angelina - Unregistered

April 18, 2012 5:06 PM

tie pin.
RedBull won't do this. Their test driver is their reject and Vettel will insist he wants to drive at Mugello. Seb drove even in Abu Dhabi junior drivers test in 2010 as it was after the season.

Dodgy - Unregistered

April 18, 2012 5:57 PM

It would be good for the test drivers to get a feel for the real car to enable them a real comparison with the countless laps run on the simulator. Seems like a good move to me.

tie pin - Unregistered

April 18, 2012 6:07 PM


Red bull are in a different situation as they are still trying to figure their car out, for instance the different exhaust positions at the last race. If they already had a good understanding of their car I would guess they would let their test drivers have a go. But then again, adding updates to a car tailored to a certain drivers style and then letting someone else test them would be pointless

Angelina - Unregistered

April 18, 2012 6:28 PM

tie pin
Thats the life as a test driver. You have to drive a car designed around someone else's driving style.

Some drivers prefer to test the car themselves. Others don't. It seems McLaren drivers don't. RedBull drivers like to do the testing themselves.

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