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Hamilton wants to test in Mugello after bad result in Bahrain

  • Published on 24 Apr 2012 08:49
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  • By: Rob Veenstra
Lewis Hamilton is rethinking McLaren's scheduled approach to the rare and crucial in-season test at Mugello next week. The British team announced last week that both Hamilton and his teammate Jenson Button would sit out Mugello, so that testers Gary Paffett and Oliver Turvey can run over the three-day session instead.

But that was before Bahrain, where McLaren's early-season upper hand vanished, leaving the drivers and team members scratching their heads over the way the MP4-27 ate rapidly through the Pirelli tyres. "It (the Mugello schedule) might change," British newspapers report Hamilton as saying. "I need to get back in the car. We need to figure out why the tyres are going off. If there are other things to test or ways to figure it out, I will be the one to do it, not let someone else do it," said the 2008 world champion.

A McLaren source indicated that if Hamilton wants to test in Italy, the programme will be altered to accommodate him. Button, however, appears unavailable to test, as he is scheduled to attend a promotional team event in Budapest early next week. (GMM)

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