McLaren MP4-29 completes at Bahrain more than 1600km of largely trouble-free running

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.

Jenson Button, McLaren MP4-29
Jenson Button, McLaren MP4-29

Photo by: XPB Images

This week’s test enabled the team to develop and refine areas of investigation that were initiated at the Jerez test earlier this month.

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)
Laps/km: 66/357
Overall laps/km: 296/1601
Best laptime: 1m34.957s
Overall best laptime: 1m34.910s (Kevin, Thursday)

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jenson Button
Teams Mercedes , McLaren
Article type Testing report
Tags bahrain test, jenson button, mclaren