Aragon now the likely venue for McLaren-Pirelli tyre test 4 October, 2013 Motorland Aragon McLaren and Pirelli look set to head to Spain's Aragon circuit, after failing to get the FIA's green light for a 2014 tyre test in Austin later this month.
Reportedly after rival teams complained the British team might get an unfair advantage by testing its 2011 car in Texas just a few weeks before the US Grand Prix, the FIA put a stop to the plans.
But after rival top teams Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull conducted private Pirelli testing earlier this year, McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh sounded frustrated.
'We are talking about the 2011 car with 2014 tyres, and we would not have taken our race...
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