McLaren made use of the opening practice session ahead of the Malaysian Grand Prix to debut and evaluate its new nose-box on track.
During the first practice session of the day Kevin Magnussen suffered a brief setback when a sensor on his power unit detected overheating and switched the engine into ‘limp-home’ mode. Magnussen did manage to make it back to the pits and following a short time in the garage the mechanics fixed the issue and sent the rookie back out on track to finish the session just behind team-mate Jenson Button in fifth place.
'We’re finding it tough out there today – especially in the heat' admitted Button. 'We’re not as strong as we’d like to be in...
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