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Jan 29

F1: Mercedes Bounces Back With Revised Front Wing

Nico Rosberg in the Mercedes W05. (Photo: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic)

Nico Rosberg in the Mercedes W05. (Photo: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic)

Mercedes recovers from yesterday’s front wing failure to log the highest mileage of any of the teams at Jerez Day 2 testing.

Using a revised wing Nico Rosberg went out on track and he went on to record 97 laps by the end of the day, compared with the 53 of the next most travelled car.

Jan 29

F1: Button Fastest As Cars Begin To Log Miles In Jerez

 

Jenson Button in the McLaren MP4-29 Mercedes.  (Photo: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic)

Jenson Button in the McLaren MP4-29 Mercedes.
(Photo: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic)

Jenson Button topped the times in Jerez today as the McLaren MP4-29 made an impressive debut after failing to get on track yesterday.

Most of the teams have begun to log some proper mileage, but it was a troubled day for all three Renault runners as Red Bull and Caterham did very few laps, and Toro Rosso spent all day in the garage.

Jan 29

MotoGP: Bradley Smith States ‘I’ll Take This Opportunity With Both Hands’

Bradley Smith of Great Britain and Monster Yamaha Tech 3  rounds the bend during the MotoGP Tests in Valencia. (Photo: Getty Images)

Bradley Smith of Great Britain and Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rounds the bend during the MotoGP Tests in Valencia. (Photo: Getty Images)

Bradley Smith is extremely confident that he and new Monster Yamaha Tech3 team-mate Pol Espargaro will be in a position to achieve great things heading into the 2014 season.

At the first 2014 pre-season test, which came immediately after the final race of last year in Valencia, Smith ended proceedings in second position and just three tenths of a second down on Repsol Honda Team’s World Champion Marc Marquez.

Jan 29

F1: Eric Boullier Takes New Position At McLaren

Eric Boullier of McLaren. (Photo: Getty Images)

Former Lotus team boss Eric Boullier has moved to McLaren. (Photo: Getty Images)

McLaren has announced that Eric Boullier will take up the job of racing director on Feb. 3.

The former Lotus team principal will report to a new chief executive officer of McLaren Racing, who has yet to be appointed, and who will in turn report to Ron Dennis, who is head of the whole McLaren Group. In the interim, managing director Jonathan Neale will hold that position.

Jan 28

F1: Raikkonen Upbeat On First Day Back At Ferrari

Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari F14T leaves the pits during 2014 F1 pre season day 1 in Jerez, Spain. (Photo: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic)

Kimi Raikkonen leaves the pits during 2014 F1 preseason testing Day One in Jerez, Spain. (Photo: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic)

Kimi Raikkonen was happy with his first day back with Ferrari at Jerez, the Finn eventually running more laps than any other driver and topping the times on Day One of winter testing.

He said that the job of the driver wasn’t any different, despite the huge changes to the cars.