Perez testing for Sauber in Barcelona today

Sergio Pérez: “It wasn’t an easy day for us. Nevertheless during the 66 laps we collected some very useful data, which we will analyse tonight, so in this regard it was still a satisfying day. I am very much looking forward to tomorrow and I hope we can get a lot more work done then.”

Watch Nico Rosberg driving the new 2012 car!

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Watch Nico Rosberg driving the new 2012 car: A Sneak Preview of the Mercedes AMG Petronas W03 at Silverstone 16.2.2012. Following a successful first run for the F1 W03 yesterday in Silverstone, and to help you pass the days until our official launch next week, we are pleased to offer you a sneak preview of the 2012 MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One car of Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher. We cannot show you too much until the covers are taken off next week, but we hope you enjoy your first lap of the year with F1 W03.

New McLaren Driver Development Programme role for Kevin Magnussen

19-year-old Kevin Magnussen, son of former McLaren test and race driver Jan Magnussen, is stepping up a level in our Young Driver Programme.

Kevin joined us in 2010 and since then he has finished runner-up in the ultra-competitive British Formula 3 Championship, setting eight pole positions and winning seven races. This year he will be racing in World Series by Renault as well as undertaking development work for Vodafone McLaren Mercedes.

His new role in our Young Driver Programme will include the opportunity to drive the MP4-27 during the Young Driver F1 test later this year. He will also work under Gary Paffett and Oliver Turvey in our F1 simulator, helping to evaluate new technical developments throughout the year and to continuously improve the accuracy of our simulations.

Read the full release here.