Gary Paffett, McLaren, Valencia, 2011

Paffett extends McLaren test contract

2012 F1 seasonPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Gary Paffett, McLaren, Valencia, 2011
Gary Paffett, McLaren, Valencia, 2011

McLaren has announced Gary Paffett will remain the team’s test and reserve driver in 2012.

Paffett has been with the team since 2005.

Team principal Martin Whitmarsh said: ??Gary has become a vital part of our technical support and development team ?ǣ both at the track and in the simulator.

??Both Gary and the team believes that this deal will underline his reputation as a strong development driver and a true team player.??

Last month Paffett signed a long-term deal to continue racing for Mercedes in the DTM.

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