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McLaren to revise pit speed limiter system - Paddy Lowe says they'll stop Kovalainen's problem in the future

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McLaren to revise pit speed limiter system
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This is F1Minute for the 19th March 2008.

McLaren will be looking into their pit speed limiter process after the incident in Australia with Kovalainen. Engineering director Paddy Lowe has said they will be revising the system in future as: “It shouldn’t be something you can pick up by accident when you’re moving your hands around.”

Ferrari test driver Marc Gene has criticised the system used by McLaren, saying he was surprised it happened, as his team has a way of making the button inactive over a certain gear or speed.

The GPDA fallout continues, after Jackie Stewart’s disappointment in Hamilton yesterday. Pedro de la Rosa has said they don’t back this attitude. “We look forward to Lewis becoming a GPDA member at some time in the future. But it isn’t mandatory to join and it isn’t our intention to put pressure on Lewis, as he has always been extremely helpful with any safety issue we have engaged in in the past.”

And a Toyota official has confirmed that Timo Glock will be okay to race in Malaysia this weekend.

That’s all for today, join me again tomorrow for another F1Minute.