Brazil

Last Race: 09th Nov Brazil

Brazil GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Nico Rosberg
2 Lewis Hamilton
3 Felipe Massa

Button and Perez to skip test

Tuesday 16th July 2013

Share:

Button and Perez to skip test

Button and Perez to skip test

Jenson Button and Sergio Perez will both miss this week's Young Driver Test with McLaren opting to use non-race drivers.

Lotus' Kimi Raikkonen, Nico Hulkenberg from Sauber and Williams' Pastor Maldonado will sample the new Pirelli tyres following the FIA's decision to open up the test to experienced races.

However, McLaren have decided against using Button and Perez for the Silverstone test and they will use a different driver on each of day.

Kevin Magnussen will take part on Wednesday, Oliver Turvey will take over on Thursday and Gary Paffett will be behind the wheel on the final day.

McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh has admitted that their main focus this week will be to get to the bottom of the problems with the MP4-28.

"The Silverstone young driver test will be an extremely useful opportunity for us to conduct further investigative work into the effects of aerodynamic and mechanical changes to the car," he is quoted as saying by Autosport.

"Just as importantly, it'll be a proper opportunity for our test and development drivers to further develop their knowledge and understanding of modern Formula 1 machinery, while simultaneously allowing them to help us refine the correlation between the track and the simulator."

Final Qualifying Day For 2014

Editor's Picks

NTF1News: Disney Movie

NTF1News: Disney Movie

Among news items this week, tales of the Honey Badger, plus Disney's new movie about the engine row - Un-Frozen...

Winners & Losers: Brazilian GP

Winners & Losers: Brazilian GP

Nico Rosberg kept his lock-ups to a minimum as Turn 4 came back to haunt Lewis Hamilton at Interlagos...

Winners And Losers: US GP

Winners And Losers: US GP

It was a gripping race in the Lone Star state with a clinical victory for Lewis Hamilton to make it five wins in a row...

Button 'Not Fearful' Of Alonso

Button 'Not Fearful' Of Alonso

Jenson Button says he would have no problem partnering Fernando Alonso at McLaren as "nothing scares" him...

Alonso's Ferrari Highs & Lows

Alonso's Ferrari Highs & Lows

Fernando Alonso is on his way out at Ferrari, but there have been plenty of highlights and low points...