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2014 McLaren passes all F1 crash tests

2014 McLaren passes all F1 crash tests

Reveal of McLaren MP4-27

McLaren’s 2014 MP4-29 F1 car is now clear to make its track debut at Jerez in one week.

Earlier, reports suggested the new MP4-29 had failed one of the FIA’s crash tests, which all must be passed before a wheel can be turned even in winter testing.

Spain’s El Mundo Deportivo had said the new McLaren would undergo a new round of crash tests this week, so that it could be launched online this Friday in the knowledge it would then be clear to test a few days later at Jerez.

“Confirmed,” McLaren told its almost half million Twitter followers on Tuesday. “MP4-29 has passed all its FIA crash tests.”

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