NOVEMBER 23, 2001
Hakkinen says no plans to test
MIKA HAKKINEN says that at the moment he has no plans to test for the West McLaren Mercedes team next season - even if David Coulthard has asked him to help out with tire development following McLaren's decision to switch from Bridgestone to Michelin.
"It is important to have more opinions from different drivers to understand for which state the tires are and how they suit the car," said Hakkinen. "But, at the moment, I'm taking time off and spending time with my family as much as I can and I haven't been thinking about going testing. At the moment, I don't want to test and obviously, there's no contract."
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