Bahrain testing day one - McLaren Mercedes

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McLaren rookie Kevin Magnussen took part in the first day of testing in Bahrain.

Date Tuesday April 8 2014

Driver Kevin Magnussen

Location Bahrain International Circuit (5.412km)

Laps/km 102/552

Best laptime 1m36.634s

Kevin Magnussen, McLaren MP4-29
Kevin Magnussen, McLaren MP4-29

Photo by: XPB Images

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

McLaren Mercedes

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