McLaren confirms trio for Abu Dhabi test
21 October 2012 – McLaren has confirmed its driver line-up for the Young Driver test in Abu Dhabi next month, with Kevin Magnussen, Oliver Turvey and Gary Paffett all set for time behind the wheel of the Woking-based squad's current MP4-27 chassis.
Magnussen, who finished this year's Formula Renault 3.5 championship in seventh place, saw his McLaren development role increased in February with the promise of a full test. Meanwhile, experienced testers Paffett and Turvey will once again be in action, having helped with the team's 2012 launch and mid-season test at Mugello.
McLaren has yet to announce a full schedule for its three drivers, but the outfit will be joined on-track by rivals Red Bull, Lotus, Sauber, Toro Rosso and Caterham.