No Mugello test for Hamilton confirm McLaren

27 April 2012 by Ryan Wood | M

Lewis Hamilton won't get the opportunity to test in Mugello this coming week, despite expressing a desire to get behind the wheel of his MP4-27.

The Briton, who currently holds second in the drivers' championship, finished a disappointing eighth in Bahrain, which prompted him to demand time in the car at next weeks in-season test to get to the bottom of the teams tyre issues.

"I need to get back in the car," said Hamilton earlier this week. "We need to figure out why the tyres are going off.

"If there are other things to test or ways to figure that out I will be the one to do it, not let someone else do it."

However, the team have opted not to change their plans and will stick with its original testing line-up of Gary Paffett and Oliver Turvey.

Meanwhile, Jenson Button backed the decision, saying it would be of very little benefit if he or Hamilton were to be behind the wheel.

"I don't really think we will be a benefit because there aren't any massive updates to try," he told the Daily Mail. "For the test drivers to put some miles on parts and try some very extreme things, then I think it's good, but it's not necessary for us to be there."



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