McLaren’s Bahrain test schedule confirmed

McLaren’s Bahrain test schedule confirmed

McLaren’s driver schedule for this week’s Bahrain test has been confirmed by its 2014 rookie Kevin Magnussen.0887CB1D1053

The Danish driver shared the news on Twitter, announcing that he will drive the new MP4-29 on the first two days of the second pre-season test.

He completed one and a half days of running with the Mercedes-powered car at the opening winter test in Jerez, ahead of his maiden Formula 1 campaign.

The 21-year-old’s teammate, Jenson Button, will take over driving duties on Friday and Saturday. The second and third tests both take place at the Bahrain International Circuit, with a four-day gap separating them.

All 11 team will be in attendance at the second test, which will give the teams a chance to test their 2014 machinery and the new Pirelli tyre compounds in warmer temperatures.

McLaren Bahrain Schedule

Wednesday 19th February – Kevin Magnussen
Thursday 20th February – Kevin Magnussen
Friday 21st February - Jenson Button
Saturday 22nd February - Jenson Button

Image courtesy of Octane Photographic

Jack Leslie

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