McLaren logoTest 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


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.

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)