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McLaren takes key step towards 2014 preparation

The McLaren F1 team has announced the successful completion of crash testing with its 2014 contender, paving the way for the car to join pre-season testing.While it has yet to confirm whether or not it will be present at Jerez for the opening four-day session next week, the Woking squad tweeted that its MP4-29 had successfully negotiated the FIA's mandatory safety inspection, at least meaning that it was track-worthy even if the team is not yet ready to begin its 2014 preparations.Confirmed: MP4-29 has passed all its FIA crash tests. #McLaren2014— McLaren (@McLarenF1) January 21, 2014A number of reports suggested that the MP4-29 had previously failed some of the tests, meaning that it...
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