Our first R56 CooperD I hammered it and it was a rocket with no faults engine and drive anyway, but our last R56 CooperD was a dealer car, it wouldn't have pulled the skin of a rice pudding. They were identical cars 4 years apartI have never been sympathetic on any new car i have owned.
You will do far more damage by using too low a gear and not letting the engine get to operating temperature.
Just drive it and enjoy.
Interestingly, i have been in the fortunate position to drive at speed Aston Martins and Porcshe at Aston Martins test facility here in the uk.(sadly not my cars)
It involved being nominated a Test driver for the day, who spent the whole day teaching me how to drive quickly.. i was at the wheel for 80% of the day.. The guy also mentioned on numerous occasions that that the cars that produced the most grunt, were the ones that got hammered from day 1..
I wonder if a reason my R56 blew up (apart from me installing the JCW tune and then driving it like I stole it) might have something to do with how the car was broken in by the previous owner.my thoughts precisely uke, one reason for me buying brand new this time![