McLaren already set the launching schedule, but now the situation is under doubt, and sources reported that, under doubt over MP4-29 will be able to touch Jerez for first pre-season testing.
The report also added that, new machine MP4-29 failed mandatory FIA crash tests, and failed one or more tests, maybe re- schedule the launch.
Regarding the McLaren’s new car development growth reports comes just 24 hours following it was confirmed that Ron Dennis has been selected as new CEO – replacing Martin Whitmarsh.
When contacted by AUTOSPORT on Friday the team played down the significance of its crash test situation, but was unable to confirm that it would definitely be testing at Jerez.
“At this time of the year it’s normal for all teams to be pushing everything to the limit in an effort to extract the most performance and crash tests are no different.” McLaren spokesman told Autosport
“McLaren will pass all the tests prior to track running.”
Under a regulation that came into force at the start of 2012, teams must pass the FIA’s stringent crash tests before they are allowed to run on track.