The McLaren development driver logged 100 laps and set a best lap of 1’33.602 in the latter stages of the test.
With track temperatures well above 40C, Magnussen’s best time was two seconds shy of Jenson Button’s British Grand Prix qualifying time. Similar warm conditions are expected for the rest of the test.
The first day of running saw a dozen different drivers on track with Force India splitting their programme between James Calado and Paul di Resta while Tio Ellinas and Max Chilton did laps for Marussia.
Di Resta and Calado both featured in the top four, separated by Antonio Felix da Costa’s Red Bull. Daniel Juncadella was fifth fastest for Williams after comparing different front wing configurations/
Alexander Rossi’s test for Caterham came to an early end due to a hydraulic problem: “That unfortunately meant I didn?óÔé¼Ôäót have a chance to put in a really quick lap,” he said, “but we were still able to complete most of the day?óÔé¼Ôäós plan and that?óÔé¼Ôäós good, for the team and for me as it means we have both got pretty much everything we could from day one of the test.”
|1||Kevin Magnussen||McLaren-Mercedes MP4-28||1’33.602||100|
|2||Paul di Resta||Force India-Mercedes VJM06||1’33.774||58||0.172|
|3||Antonio Felix da Costa||Red Bull-Renault RB9||1’33.821||82||0.219|
|4||James Calado||Force India-Mercedes VJM06||1’33.986||27||0.384|
|5||Daniel Juncadella||Williams-Renault FW35||1’34.098||55||0.496|
|6||Johnny Cecotto Jnr||Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR8||1’34.193||75||0.591|
|7||Robin Frijns||Sauber-Ferrari C32||1’34.236||72||0.634|
|8||Nicolas Prost||Lotus-Renault E21||1’34.810||72||1.208|
|9||Davide Rigon||Ferrari F138||1’34.874||76||1.272|
|10||Alexander Rossi||Caterham-Renault CT03||1’35.651||69||2.049|
|11||Tio Ellinas||Marussia-Cosworth MR02||1’36.676||36||3.074|
|12||Max Chilton||Marussia-Cosworth MR02||1’38.347||27||4.745|
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