Kevin Magnussen continued to make his mark on F1 in Bahrain today by setting what was comfortably the fastest time of the day, albeit aided by Pirelli’s supersoft tire.
Tomorrow the Dane will hand the McLaren over to Jenson Button.
“It’s a dream every time I get in the car, it’s just so cool to be here and to be driving,” he said. “I’m really enjoying it. “Unfortunately, we didn’t get too many laps done this morning, but it was good to get some laps done at the end of the day. The afternoon was good for us, and we worked through our problems.
“The team is doing a great job to help me: they’re giving me really good guidance and making me feel confident. There’s a lot of discussion about lap times, and it feels good to get some good times recorded, but winter testing is just that – testing. It isn’t about times.
“We’re still learning a lot about the car. We have four more days of testing next week and there’s still a lot of work to do. I’m sure everything up and down the pitlane will change a lot between now and Australia.”