McLaren cockpit problem

Reuters is carrying a report that both Hakkinen and Mansell have found the cockpit of the McLaren Mercedes far too cramped. Mansell has returned to Mclaren's Woking base to experiment with new cockpit lay-outs and is refusing any comment on the...

Reuters is carrying a report that both Hakkinen and Mansell have found the cockpit of the McLaren Mercedes far too cramped.

Mansell has returned to Mclaren's Woking base to experiment with new cockpit lay-outs and is refusing any comment on the problem. The McLaren has not performed well in early testing, being over 2 seconds behind the pace of the Williams at Estoril.

Hakkinen did, however, confirm the problem, stating:

"Driving it is like running the London Marathon in a pair of running shoes which are too small ...... I know he [Mansell] has problems and he has suffered from bruising to his hands and arms. If it is bad for me, it is much worse for him."

Peter

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Series Formula 1
Teams Mercedes , McLaren , Williams