How Palmer impressed McLaren
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How Palmer impressed McLaren

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A McLaren Formula 1 test is a special opportunity for any aspiring driver. Impressing on the occasion, one that has a surprise family connection, enhanced the experience further for 2015 McLaren Autosport BRDC Award winner Will Palmer

It's late in the year, on a chilly day at Silverstone. Palmer straps himself into the McLaren and a grin spreads across his face, the smile beaming out from behind his visor. This really is one hell of a prize. He fires up the engine and, for the first time, drives out in a Formula 1 car.

When everything's finished, McLaren expresses a great deal of satisfaction. "Quicker than we expected and no mistakes at all," is the word from the team.

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