Jean-Eric Vergne
Feb 20

F1: Magnussen On Top For McLaren In Bahrain — Testing Update

Kevin Magnussen of McLaren pilots the 2014 MP4-29. (Photo: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic)

Kevin Magnussen of McLaren pilots the 2014 MP4-29.
(Photo: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic)

Kevin Magnussen and McLaren were fastest on the second day in Bahrain today as the teams gradually began to pick up the pace.

However, they are still far from the sort of lap times they are likely to achieve in full qualifying form come April.

Jan 30

F1: McLaren On Top As Magnussen Sets Pace — Jerez Day Three

Kevin Magnussen in the McLaren MP4-29 Mercedes.  (Photo: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic)

Newcomer Kevin Magnussen drives the McLaren MP4-29 Mercedes. (Photo: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic)

Kevin Magnussen made a great start to his official F1 career by topping the times for McLaren in Jerez

Once again it was a day of mixed fortunes for the teams, with Red Bull enduring another disaster while others successfully logged a lot of laps. Daniel Ricciardo completed only three laps in the RB10, without actually recording a time, before his team gave up for the day.

Jan 28

F1: Teams Face Uphill Battle As Jerez Test Gets Going

Jean-Eric Vergne of France and Scuderia Toro Rosso drives in the pitlane in the new STR9 during day one of F1 Winter Testing at the Jerez on January 28, 2014.  (Photo: Peter Fox/Getty Images)

Jean-Eric Vergne of France and Scuderia Toro Rosso drives the new STR9 during Day One of F1 winter testing in Jerez, Spain. (Photo: Peter Fox/Getty Images)

Preparations for the 2014 season got underway in Jerez on Tuesday, and it was all too clear how much work the teams will have to do before the first race in March.