Special guest rounds off McLaren's test in Barcelona


The McLaren F1 team conducted a two-day test in Barcelona this week, putting Pato O’Ward and Ryo Hirakawa through their paces as part of the team’s driver development programme.

But on Friday, McLaren boss Zak Brown donned his overalls and helmet for a few hot laps of his own onboard team papaya’s 2021 MCL35M, the outfit’s last winning Grand Prix car.

Brown's foray onto the track underlined his genuine passion, which he regularly puts to good use in historic events, and the American was all smiles after his stint.

But it was likely a tight fit for the McLaren boss. Unless the team has built a “CEO-sized” edition of its F1 charger…