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McLaren changes Bahrain test plan

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07/04/2014

McLaren has changed its plan for this week's two-day test in Bahrain, giving Kevin Magnussen both days in the MP4-29.

The original plan was for Oliver Turvey to test on Tuesday with Bahrain GP2 Feature Race winner vandoorne pphotlinkhighlight}Stoffel Vandoorne driving the car on Wednesday.

However, Pitpass understands that in the interests of driver continuity and given the importance of this test ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix, the team opted to change its plan.

Jenson Button and Magnussen were both invited to take part but we understand that the British driver - who celebrated his 250th Grand Prix start on Sunday, but not perhaps in the manner he wished having suffered a clutch issue - was comfortable with Magnussen driving on both days.

We understand Turvey and Vandoorne will both take part in some of the forthcoming tests.

Chris Balfe

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1. Posted by markscottuk, 08/04/2014 22:17

""vandoorne pphotlinkhighlight}Stoffel Vandoorne" who? "

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2. Posted by GoodPublicity, 08/04/2014 13:05

"Is Jenson Button really "comfortable with Magnussen driving on both days"? Rarely does any racing driver knock back an invitation to go testing, especially in a team that's being outclassed by a rival equipped with the same engine.

Perhaps Jenson has already given up his 2014 title aspiration, and is now waiting for the new dawn with Honda next year."

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