McLaren logoTest report – Bahrain day four
Date Saturday February 21 2014
Driver Jenson Button
Location Bahrain International Circuit (5.412km)
Laps/km 66/357
Overall laps/km 296/1601
Best laptime 1m34.957s
Overall best laptime 1m34.910s (Kevin, Thursday)
Programme 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.
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.
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG 1m 33.283s 89 laps
2 Jenson Button McLaren Mercedes 1m 34.957s 66 laps
3 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m36.718s 82 laps
4 Felipe Nasr Williams 1m37.569s 87 laps
5 Pastor Maldonado Lotus 1m38.707s 59 laps
6 Sergio Perez Force India 1m39.258s 19 laps
7 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing 1m39.837s 15 laps
8 Jean-Eric Vergne Scuderia Toro Rosso 1m40.472s 19 laps
9 Kamui Kobayashi Caterham 1m43.027s 17 laps
10 Marcus Ericsson Caterham 1m45.094s 4 laps
11 Jules Bianchi Marussia – 5 laps
12 Adrian Sutil Sauber – 5 laps
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)