McLaren has announced Gary Paffett will remain the team’s test and reserve driver in 2012.
Paffett has been with the team since 2005.
Team principal Martin Whitmarsh said: "Gary has become a vital part of our technical support and development team – both at the track and in the simulator.
"Both Gary and the team believes that this deal will underline his reputation as a strong development driver and a true team player."
Last month Paffett signed a long-term deal to continue racing for Mercedes in the DTM.
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