great update and post. Thanks Andy. Surely this issue will not arrise in any other tests?
Watch some of the in car videos. Mr. Collins is not what I would call smooth. He seems to take the cars by the horns and beat them around the track. The SLS is the worst, he hammers the gas, gets wheel spin, hammers it again, etc. At least he drives them all the same. Any traction control would go extra nuts with his style of driving and surely cause the car to go slower.Ditto, and much more elegantly put than my ranting over the past 24 hours, andy.
Agreed that McLaren is learning how to swim in a pool full of sharks (or at least one very big shark) very quickly. At a minimum, I hope that they will tell mag testers how to turn off traction control. I know they said you can actually lap fastest with systems on, but I think that will be heavily driver-dependent. An open-wheel racer like Collins perhaps has a tendency to throw the car around. Not certain about that, but my hunch based on my conversations with race car drivers.