Paffett to continue as McLaren test driver

Gary Paffett

Gary Paffett

Gary Paffett has confirmed that he is to stay on as McLaren’s test driver, despite his main employer Mercedes forming its own racing team.

The 28-year-old is a factory driver for Mercedes in DTM, and is also the test driver for McLaren in Formula 1. He has been there since 2006.

Speaking at the Autosport International, he said:

“I will continue the testing work with McLaren to try to develop the car and help the all-British team to win championships.”

“I haven’t been involved with the Mercedes team. I’ve got a job in DTM with Mercedes and a job in Formula 1 with McLaren. There is still a relationship between the two through the engines and, although there is a rivalry there now, I’m very much with McLaren in F1 and Mercedes in DTM.”


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