Nico Hulkenberg
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.

Feb 19

F1: Hulkenberg Quickest In Bahrain As Red Bull Continues To Struggle

Nico Hulkenberg for the Force India team during Day 1 Bahrain testing. (Photo: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic)

Nico Hulkenberg for the Force India team during Day 1 Bahrain testing.
(Photo: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic)

After a break of 18 days, the end of the opening test in Jerez action resumed again in Bahrain today.

The twin four-day sessions at Sakhir represent the last chance for the teams to prepare for the Australian GP.

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 24

F1: First running of new era for Mercedes, Force India and Toro Rosso

Nico Rosberg was the first driver to test the new Mercedes W05. Photo Credit: Paul Gilham/Getty Images

Nico Rosberg was the first driver to test the new Mercedes W05. Photo Credit: Paul Gilham/Getty Images

Nico Rosberg gave the new Mercedes W05 its first shakedown laps at Silverstone on Friday, prior to the car’s official launch at Jerez on Tuesday morning.

“The new F1 W05, powered by the PU106A Hybrid Power Unit, opened a new era of Formula One at 14:21 this afternoon when it left the garage for the first time in cold but dry conditions at Silverstone,” the team said in a statement. “Driven by Nico Rosberg, the car completed a total of 40 km before dusk at 16:30.”

Dec 12

F1: Breaking — Force India Confirms Perez For 2014

F1: Breaking — Force India Finally Confirms Perez For 2014 And Beyond

Sergio Perez (left) shakes hands with Force India owner Vijay Mallya. (Photo: Courtesy of Force India)

Sergio Perez has finally been officially confirmed as Nico Hulkenberg’s new teammate at Force India.

Perez began talking to the team soon after he was dropped by McLaren, whose boss Martin Whitmarsh also tried to persuade the Silverstone outfit to take his departing driver.