Paffett to continue as McLaren test driver
January 16, 2010
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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.”