This week’s run data will feed into next week’s test, also in Bahrain.
The fourth and final day of the first of two Bahrain pre-season tests. Jenson was again behind the wheel for McLaren Mercedes, completing 66 laps as the team worked through a suite of set-up changes.
This week’s run data will feed into next week’s test, also in Bahrain, when the team will update and run the MP4-29 in the specification intended for the season-opener in Melbourne.
Equally importantly, the team completed more than 1600km of largely trouble-free running – an encouraging figure given the important role that reliability will likely play in the opening races.
Driver: Jenson Button
Location: Bahrain International Circuit (5.412km)
Overall laps/km: 296/1601
Best laptime: 1m34.957s
Overall best laptime: 1m34.910s (Kevin, Thursday)