According to Autosport, Fernando Alonso’s first test with the McLaren Mercedes team was a great success. McLaren did its best to keep a lid on the vital details of the test. In particular, they didn’t fit a “public” transponder to Alonso’s car, so only the team themselves would know his exact laptimes.
However, it seems rival teams were able to work out Alonso’s lap times. So just how well did he go? VERY well!
3rd overall. Just 0.25s behind teammate Lewis Hamilton.