McLaren Paul Ricard test summary 2006-06-14/16

McLaren's Martin Whitmarsh, CEO Formula One, recaps on the team's three day test at Paul Ricard "We have completed a productive three day session at Paul Ricard today, as we continued our preparations for the Canadian and United States ...

McLaren's Martin Whitmarsh, CEO Formula One, recaps on the team's three day test at Paul Ricard

"We have completed a productive three day session at Paul Ricard today, as we continued our preparations for the Canadian and United States Grands Prix. As both tracks have similar characteristics, dominated by long, fast straights and hard braking zones, we have been working through aero, set-up and brake work with Kimi, Gary and Pedro."

"The adaptability of Ricard has allowed us to simulate the conditions at the two North American races, and the aero testing has included the wing packages for the events. Alongside this, the test team has completed tyre selection with Michelin for Indy, with Canada tyres already confirmed at the last Ricard test in late May."

"The week has seen reasonable running, with the three drivers covering over 2,600km in total. Today, both Pedro and Gary had some time in the garage to allow for engine changes at the end of the respective lifecycles, and were able to get back on track to continue running."

-mclaren-

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Series Formula 1
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