– McLaren test and reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne will not run this week during the two-day post-Bahrain Grand Prix test at the Sakhir Circuit, it has been confirmed. Vandoorne was originally scheduled to run on Wednesday, with Oliver Turvey set to drive the McLaren MP4-29 today. However, McLaren have since opted to put Kevin Magnussen in the cock-pit for both days. Jenson Button was, it is understood, offered the chance to drive, however he declined. Vandoorne and Turvey are both now expected to get a run at one of the other three pre-season tests, which take place after the races in Spain, Britain and Abu Dhabi.
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