The 2009 F1 World Champion got behind the wheel of the McLaren P1 – recently spotted continuing its development – for a drive around the McLaren Technology Centre in Surrey, while his new Vodafone McLaren Mercedes teammate, Sergio Perez, steered a McLaren MP4-12C Spider.
While the launch of the F1 team’s new MP4-28 racecar was the focus of the event, the two road cars led a parade of McLaren racers to kick off McLaren’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Joining the P1 and 12C were Emerson Fittipaldi’s 1974 M23, Ayrton Senna’s 1988 MP4/4, the 1995 Le Mans-winning McLaren F1 GTR, Mika Hakkinen’s 1998 MP4-13, and Lewis Hamilton's 2008 championship winning McLaren MP4-23.
The 2013 Formula One season starts in Melbourne on March 14, with the release of the McLaren P1 due to follow later in the year.
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