Test report - Bahrain Day 1, 8 April 2014
|Date||Thursday April 8 2014|
|Location||Bahrain International Circuit (5.412km)|
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 tests.
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|
Kevin wraps up the test tomorrow (Wednesday) – the day will focus on some planned component testing
Two days (April 8-9)