McLaren considers Menorca

McLaren may send its cars to Spain to do aerodynamic tests because of the recent decision to reduce the number of days that teams can use Elvington in Yorkshire. The Sant Luis aerodrome was the first civil airfield on island of Menorca and with a runway 1.1 miles in length would suit the team well. The aerodrome dates back to the 1930s but could not be extended in the 1960s and so a new airport was built nearby and San Luis was signed over to the Real Aero Club de Mahon and has since been used for recreational flying, as a flying school and for executive jets. There are however only around 3000 flights per year. The facilities include a bar/restaurant and a small karting track.

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