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Jan 30

F1: Alonso Pleased With First Run In New Ferrari

Fernando Alonso in the  Ferrart F14T. (Photo: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic)

drives the F14 T in Jerez. (Photo: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic)

Fernando Alonso had his first run in the Ferrari F14 T during the third day of testing at Jerez, and the Spaniard pronounced himself happy with progress so far.

He focused on aero mapping in the morning, before turning his attention to setup in the afternoon. He completed 58 laps, recording a time that was 2.2s off the best time of .

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Jan 30

F1: McLaren On Top As Magnussen Sets Pace — Jerez Day Three

Kevin Magnussen in the McLaren MP4-29 Mercedes.  (Photo: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic)

Newcomer drives the McLaren MP4-29 Mercedes. (Photo: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic)

Kevin Magnussen made a great start to his official F1 career by topping the times for McLaren in Jerez

Once again it was a day of mixed fortunes for the teams, with enduring another disaster while others successfully logged a lot of laps. completed only three laps in the RB10, without actually recording a time, before his team gave up for the day.

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Jan 30

F1: Red Bull Still Struggling Through Jerez Testing

Daniel Ricciardo stands beside the Red Bull RB10 after continued problems during Jerez testing. (Photo: Andrew Ferraro/LAT Photographic)

stands beside the RB10 after continued problems during Jerez testing. (Photo: Andrew Ferraro/LAT Photographic)

Red Bull endured another disastrous day in Jerez as Daniel Ricciardo ran only three laps, and he failed to record a time before the team confirmed that it would not run again today.

On his first outing this morning he stopped on track with smoke rising from the rear of the car. The team is continuing to work with Renault to address packaging issues.

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