McLaren duo to miss Mugello test

Date published: April 18 2012

Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button will not take part in next month’s in-season testing at Mugello, McLaren have announced…

Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button will not take part in next month’s in-season testing at Mugello, McLaren have announced.

The test, which runs from May 1-3, is the first official in-season testing in three years. Since 2009, teams have been restricted to straight-line aerodynamic tests and the Young Drivers’ Test in November.

While the two men in possession of the race-seats at McLaren take a break, the job of collecting data will fall to reserve drivers Gary Paffett and Oliver Turvey.