McLaren unable to run 2014 F1 car on first day of testing
McLaren missed the first test day of the 2014 Formula 1 season as electrical problems with the new MP4-29 kept it in the Jerez garages on Tuesday
Jenson Button had been scheduled to give the Mercedes-powered car, which was launched last Friday, its first run.
Like several other teams, McLaren was in a race against time to hit the track, but despite its best efforts to get out before the end of the day, it was unable to be ready before the chequered flag came out.
"Today was a challenging start to the MP4-29's test and development programme," said a McLaren statement.
"Along with other teams, we faced difficulties readying our new car for the first winter test of 2014.
"Despite firing up successfully at the MTC last week, the car was predominantly affected by electrical issues during the day.
"The subsequent dismantling, inspection and re-installation of several major components ultimately meant we were unable to conduct any running today."
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