JUNE 9, 2003
A crash for the new McLaren
Our spies tell us that the new McLaren-Mercedes MP4-18 suffered a crash last week in testing at the Circuit de Catalunya while being driven by Kimi Raikkonen. The word in F1 circles is that Raikkonen lost control of the car in the final corner and Raikkonen bruised his knee in the ensuing impact.
The reports about the new McLaren remain understated at the moment although David Coulthard is reported to have called the new car "fantastic".
The MP4-18 is due to make its debut at the European GP at the Nurburgring in three weeks from now.