McLaren Jerez test notes 2005-12-08

Winter testing continued at the Circuito de Jerez today with Alex Wurz joining Gary Paffett in Spain. Alex's day was affected following an incident early in the morning session, when the Austrian had an accident. Although Alex was unhurt his ...

Winter testing continued at the Circuito de Jerez today with Alex Wurz joining Gary Paffett in Spain. Alex's day was affected following an incident early in the morning session, when the Austrian had an accident.

Although Alex was unhurt his MP4-20B chassis was badly damaged and as a result he did not return to the track until shortly after 14:00. The team are currently investigating the cause of the incident.

Gary completed his morning programme; however it was interrupted by frequent red flag stoppages. His running was cut short following an engine failure just after 15:00, which happened on the main straight and as his rear wheels locked, the car span backwards into a wall.

The British driver covered over 310 kilometres in total during the day and was ninth on the timesheets with a 1m20.482.

Pedro will return to the test tomorrow to partner Alex.

-mclaren-

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Alexander Wurz , Gary Paffett
Teams McLaren