Bahrain

Last Race: 06th Apr Bahrain

Bahrain GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Nico Rosberg
3 Sergio Perez

A 'pretty good day' for McLaren

Friday 1st November 2013

 RSS

Share:

A 'pretty good day' for McLaren

A 'pretty good day' for McLaren

Jenson Button reckons McLaren are in "reasonable shape" in Abu Dhabi after a solid opening day.

The two McLarens were evenly matched in Friday's second practice as both clocked 1:42.0s under the lights on the soft Pirelli tyres.

Sergio Perez, though, was marginally quicker and finished sixth to Button's seventh.

And following on from an improved showing in India, Button believes McLaren are on course for a solid weekend.

"It was a pretty good day in terms of understanding the car. Our direction with the set-up looks reasonably good, too," said the 2009 World Champ.

"I also think both tyres are working reasonably well around here. I got my fastest lap on my first attempt on the Option tyre, which most people didn't, so I'm quite happy about that."

The day, though, wasn't without a few issues as Button not only found himself stuck in traffic and also experience a sensor failure.

"My long runs proved quite tricky, however - first, because of traffic, and, second, because I was delayed by an issue that we initially thought was a puncture but that actually turned out to be a sensor failure.

"As a result, I had to drive slowly back to the pits, after which I lost a lot of track time because we had to replace some parts on the car that had got a bit warm during that slow lap.

"Still, all in all, I think we're in reasonable shape here."

Related Links
Vettel Returns To His Traditional Position
Friday's Action From Abu Dhabi

Gallery: Bahrain Test Day Two

Editor's Picks

The 2014 Results Centre

The 2014 Results Centre

It is advantage Mercedes in the 2014 title races with three pole positions, three wins and a massive lead in the standings...

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

Sign up for the PF1 Fantasy League and win big with £20,000 to be won in cash and GP holidays...

The PF1 Forum In The Mix

The PF1 Forum In The Mix

After putting another driver into a dangerous roll there are calls to ban Pastor Maldonado. Right or wrong? Let's chat...

From F1 Exhaust To Lamp

From F1 Exhaust To Lamp

Taken from a nostalgic past, Memento Exclusives have transformed Honda exhausts into space-age table lamps...