McLaren Day 1 Test Bahrain 2014

April 13, 2014

Test report – Bahrain day one

 Date                             Tuesday April 8 2014

Driver                           Kevin Magnussen

Location                       Bahrain International Circuit (5.412km)

Laps/km                       102/552            

Best laptime                 1m36.634s

 Programme                  Just two days after the thrilling and frantic Bahrain Grand Prix, the McLaren Mercedes team was back in action at the Sakhir track for the first of this year’s four in-season test sessions.

 With 2014’s pre-season tests focused primarily on mileage, reliability running and component validation, this week provides us with a valuable opportunity to undertake some in-depth analysis in order to broaden and deepen our understanding of MP4-29.

 Despite making some lengthy set-up changes to the car between runs, Kevin Magnussen managed to complete 102 laps without problem.

 1 Nico Rosberg             Mercedes          1m35.697s        121 laps

2 Nico Hulkenberg         Force India        1m36.064s        69 laps

3 Fernando Alonso        Ferrari               1m36.626s        68 laps

4 Kevin Magnussen      McLaren           1m36.634s        102 laps

5 Valtteri Bottas            Williams            1m37.305s        28 laps

6 Max Chilton                Marussia           1m37.678s        60 laps

7 Daniel Ricciardo         Red Bull            1m38.326s        91 laps

8 Sergey Sirotkin           Sauber              1m39.023s        76 laps

9 Robin Frijns                Caterham          1m40.027s        62 laps

10 Pastor Maldonado    Lotus                1m40.183s        16 laps

11 Daniil Kvyat              Toro Rosso       1m40.452s        67 laps

 What’s next                  Kevin wraps up the test tomorrow (Wednesday) – the day will focus on some planned component testing

 Test dates                    Two days (April 8-9)

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