(© Ben Johnston 2015)
The McLaren Honda Formula One Team enjoyed their most successful test day of the winter in Barcelona on Friday.
Fernando Alonso who took over from team mate Jenson Button managed to complete 59 laps over the course of the day and ended up in seventh place just behind the Mercedes of Nico Rosberg.
Alonso completed the mileage despite the fact that Honda discovered a problem with a seal on their MGU-K on Thursday and as a result required a redesign and won’t be ready until tomorrow.
Alonso may have completed the laps due to the fact that it is set to rain at the Barcelona Circuit de Catalunya tomorrow so the team may have wanted to get as much dry running done as possible just in case it does indeed rain.
However the Woking based outfit can be encouraged by the mileage that Alonso racked up on Friday as it is extremely encouraging.
© Ben Johnston 2015