Gary Paffett in the McLaren MP4-25

Paffett and Turvey on McLaren test duty

2011 F1 testingPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Gary Paffett in the McLaren MP4-25

McLaren will run British drivers Oliver Turvey and Gary Paffett in the young drivers’ test in Abu Dhabi next week.

Paffett is the team’s third driver and Turvey has previously tested for them after winning the 2006 McLaren Autosport BRDC Award. Paffett drove the MP4-25 in the pre-season test at Valencia.

Turvey is currently seventh in the GP2 championship and will be racing in the season finale at the Yas Marina circuit this weekend.

McLaren managing director Jonathan Neale said:

We’re going to benchmark where we are on the Bridgestone tyres and then we’re going to have a very good look at how much we can learn as quickly as possible about the Pirelli tyres. That’s our principal focus.
Jonathan Neale

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