Ten lessons from F1's first test
Everything you need to know about this year’s crop of F1 cars from Jerez
Posted: 03 Feb 2014
The story of the week was surely Kevin Magnussen's Thursday afternoon lap. With no running on day one, McLaren gave Button and Magnussen a day and a half each, with the swap taking place on Thursday lunchtime. Magnussen's best-lap-of-the test came then on only his second ever day in an F1 car. The last, also in a McLaren, was two years ago in the Young Driver's Test and that car had a totally different engine and significantly different aerodynamics. It's Sunday Afternoon Club Lore that the real greats take little or no time to make their mark. We're thinking Senna at Monaco in ‘84, Vettel at Monza in ‘08. Is Magnussen that good?