McLaren Silverstone test notes 2006-09-19

Prior to the start of this week's test session at Silverstone tomorrow, Team McLaren Mercedes has today conducted a shakedown with Lewis Hamilton at the Northamptonshire circuit. The shakedown has allowed Lewis to familiarise himself with the ...

Prior to the start of this week's test session at Silverstone tomorrow, Team McLaren Mercedes has today conducted a shakedown with Lewis Hamilton at the Northamptonshire circuit.

The shakedown has allowed Lewis to familiarise himself with the MP4-21, whilst conducting systems checks, before the British driver will have his first full day of testing with the team tomorrow. Pedro de la Rosa will join Lewis for the two day test on Wednesday and Thursday.

Lewis Hamilton:

"What a feeling, I couldn't stop smiling when the team fired up the engine this morning! Although today's shakedown has just been to familiarise myself with the car, complete radio checks, practice manual launches and that kind of thing, the experience of driving the Team McLaren Mercedes MP4-21 is just fantastic. I cannot wait to put in more mileage and really find the limits of the car tomorrow."

"It has been a great year for me to date, and alongside winning the GP2 Championship I have worked hard to ensure the team feels I am ready to have this test. It is going to be an intensive couple of days with the test team and I am looking forward to starting the test proper tomorrow morning."

-credit: mclaren

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Pedro de la Rosa , Lewis Hamilton
Teams Mercedes , McLaren