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McLaren, Red Bull’s Struggles continue

Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen was fastest in the final morning of pre-season testing in Jerez on Wednesday as McLaren and Red Bull’s hopes for a problem free day were dashed. Jenson Button twice failed to get beyond the pitlane as a nightmare week for the new McLaren-Honda partnership continued. Button managed just seven laps in the morning to take the team’s total for the week to just 51, the same number as world champion Lewis Hamilton completed before lunch despite suffering a spin earlier in the day. Red Bull haven’t faired much better as Daniil Kyvat managed just eight laps before being brought to a halt on track by a power unit problem. The youngest ever driver in F1, Max Verstappen, had no such troubles though as the 17-year-old drove around for over 50 laps in his Toro Rosso, setting the third fastest time behind Raikkonen and Hamilton.
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