Grand Prix: More problems for McLaren as Hamilton tops testing

Posted on Apr 19 2017 - 5:43am by admin

Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton was the fastest of the day completing 97 laps in 1min 31.358sec

The turmoil at McLaren deepened Tuesday when building driver Oliver Turvey overlooked most of checking out in Bahrain with an engine leak, as Lewis Hamilton went quickest in his Mercedes.

The turmoil at McLaren deepened Tuesday when development driver Oliver Turvey missed most of checking out in Bahrain with an engine leak, as Lewis Hamilton went quickest in his Mercedes.

at the weekend Bahrain Grand Prix McLaren's Fernando Alonso complained he had by no means raced with so little power, while his teammate Stoffel Vandoorne had no power at all after engine failure averted him even beginning Sunday's race, which used to be gained through Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel.

all through in-season checking out on the identical circuit Tuesday McLaren detected a water leak on the first lap and worked all day to restore it, completing simplest 17 laps and two timed runs.

"I’m actually grateful for giving me the opportunity to force right here in Bahrain. It’s frustrating to have had a topic this morning which price us numerous observe time," Turvey stated having waited all day to get back behind the wheel.

Stoffel will full the checking out on Wednesday.

McLaren have produced a promising chassis this season however were unable to show its potential on account of Honda’s failure to deliver a dependable engine.

Mercedes against this accomplished 97 laps and Hamilton was fastest on the day at 1min 31.358sec ahead of Antonio Giovinazzi for Ferrari at 1min 31.984sec and Daniel Ricciardo for pink Bull at 1m 32.349sec.

"lately was tough with it being so sizzling and really gusty however we nonetheless managed to get thru quite a lot of work," Hamilton, second to Vettel on Sunday, stated.

"Our focal point was once on advancing our figuring out of the tyres and also the rear of the car in order that we can make stronger our long runs."

Hamilton's Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas might be behind the wheel on Wednesday.

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