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Santander GP McLaren Mercedes Test report – Bahrain day one

Programme The second of Formula 1’s three pre-season tests kicked off this morning at the Sakhir circuit in Bahrain. Kevin Magnussen drives the opening two days of the test for McLaren Mercedes, with Jenson Button concluding the test by running on Friday and Saturday.McLaren Mercedes Test report – Bahrain day one

McLaren Mercedes

Test report – Bahrain day one

Date Wednesday February 19 2014

Driver Kevin Magnussen

Location Bahrain International Circuit

Track length 5.412km

Laps 81

Km covered 438

Best laptime 1m38.295s

Kevin kicked off proceedings this morning by conducting a series of short aerodynamic evaluation runs, complete with monitoring equipment fitted to the car.

In the afternoon, he completed a number of longer runs, aimed at putting mileage on the power unit and components, and also to proof theories and improvements introduced after the first test in Jerez earlier this month.

Kevin completed the second-highest mileage of the day, and, despite a slow start to the morning, was pleased with his progress.

1 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 1m 36.880s 78 laps
2 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m 37.879s 64 laps
3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes AMG 1m 37.908s 74 laps
4 Kevin Magnussen McLaren Mercedes 1m 38.295s 81 laps
5 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing 1m 40.224s 14 laps
6 Adrian Sutil Sauber 1m 40.443s 82 laps
7 Robin Frijns Caterham 1m 42.534s 68 laps
8 Daniil Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso 1m 44.346s 5 laps
9 Romain Grosjean Lotus 1m 44.832s 8 laps
10 Felipe Massa Williams – 5 laps
11 Jules Bianchi Marussia – 3 laps

What’s next Kevin remains in the cockpit for day two. He’ll conclude his running tomorrow before Jenson jumps in for the final two days.

Test dates Four days (February 19-22)

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