McLaren logoTest report – Jerez day one

Date                 Tuesday January 28 2014


Driver               Jenson Button


Location           Circuito de Jerez


Track length     4.428km




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Best laptime    


Programme      Today was a challenging start to the MP4-29’s test and development programme. Along with other teams, we faced difficulties readying our new car for the first winter test of 2014.

Despite firing up successfully at the MTC last week, the car was predominantly affected by electrical issues during the day. The subsequent dismantling, inspection and re-installation of several major components ultimately meant we were unable to conduct any running today.


What’s next      We’re re-installing key systems on the car overnight, with the expectation that Jenson will begin the car’s installation programme tomorrow.

Test dates        Four days (January 28-31)