Test report - Bahrain Day 1, 19 February 2014
|Location||Bahrain International Circuit|
|Best Lap Time||1m38.295s|
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.
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.
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)
Bahrain testing times – Wednesday February 19
|1||Nico Hulkenberg||Force India||1m 36.880s||78|
|2||Fernando Alonso||Ferrari||1m 37.879s||64|
|3||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes AMG||1m 37.908s||74|
|4||Kevin Magnussen||McLaren Mercedes||1m 38.295s||81|
|5||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull Racing||1m 40.224s||14|
|6||Adrian Sutil||Sauber||1m 40.443s||82|
|7||Robin Frijns||Caterham||1m 42.534s||68|
|8||Daniil Kvyat||Scuderia Toro Rosso||1m 44.346s||5|
|9||Romain Grosjean||Lotus||1m 44.832s||8|