Test report - Bahrain Day 4, 22 February 2014
|Location||Bahrain International Circuit|
|Best Lap Time||1m34.957s|
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 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 next month.
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.
What's next: Jenson and Kevin remain in Bahrain ahead of next week’s final winter test, which runs from Thursday to Sunday (Feb 27-Mar 2).
Test dates: Four days (February 19-22)
Bahrain testing times – Saturday February 22
|1||Nico Rosberg||Mercedes AMG||1m 33.283s||89|
|2||Jenson Button||McLaren Mercedes||1m 34.957s||66|
|6||Sergio Perez||Force India||1m39.258s||19|
|7||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull Racing||1m39.837s||15|
|8||Jean-Eric Vergne||Scuderia Toro Rosso||1m40.472s||19|