Hamilton won’t test at Mugello

Date published: April 27 2012

McLaren will stick to their original test plan for Mugello despite Lewis Hamilton’s suggestions that he might take part…

McLaren will stick to their original test plan for Mugello despite Lewis Hamilton’s suggestions that he might take part.

The Woking squad announced earlier this month that test drivers Gary Paffett and Oliver Turvey will be behind the wheel of the MP4-27 from May 1-3 in Italy with race duo Hamilton and Jenson Button sitting out.

Hamilton, though, admitted after the team’s nightmare show at the Bahrain Grand Prix that he may yet end up taking part in the session.

“I need to get back in the car. We need to figure out why the tyres are going off,” he said.

“If there are other things to test or ways to figure out I will be the one to do it, not let someone else do it.

“We have a lot of work to do. There is no quick fix. We really have to make some big improvements to the car because the qualifying pace is there but the race pace was miles off.”

However, according to GPUpdate.net, the team won’t alter their plans with the driving duties split equally between Paffett and Turvey.