Pascal Wehrlein was fastest on the final day of testing in Abu Dhabi as McLaren managed just two laps with its new Honda power-unit.

Wehrlein - the Mercedes reserve driver - was making his debut in the 2014 car and set a fastest time of 1:42.624 late on Wednesday afternoon, a time 0.7s quicker than Valtteri Bottas' benchmark on Tuesday. His trouble-free 96 laps of running was in stark contrast to fortunes at McLaren, with the team again failing to set a time as it tried to test the Honda power-unit at Yas Marina.

For the second day in a row Stoffel Vandoorne failed to emerge in the morning session and in an almost carbon copy of Tuesday stopped on track on his second lap. McLaren was left with five laps in total over the two days of testing, but racing director Eric Boullier said the team will still have taken positives from working alongside Honda at the track despite admitting the lack of running was "frustrating".

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Raffaele Marciello was second quickest on the day he made his F1 debut for Ferrari, setting a best time of 1:43.208 which left him 0.6s quicker than Kimi Raikkonen had been on the first day of testing. Marciello's lap came right at the end of running and saw him displace Max Verstappen who ended the day third fastest on a 1:43.763.

Marcus Ericsson enjoyed a productive day in the Sauber as he comfortably completed over 100 laps on Wednesday, setting the fourth fastest time some two seconds slower than Wehrlein. Will Stevens also carried out another busy day for Caterham, reaching 76 laps before stopping out on track in the final hour of the day.

Stevens caused one of five red flags, with the most dramatic the result of Daniel Ricciardo having to stop his Red Bull and extinguish a fire at the rear of the car. Ricciardo had already completed 88 laps by the time of the problem, but didn't emerge from the garage in the final two hours.

Between Stevens and Ricciardo was another F1 debutant in Spike Goddard, with the Australian driving for Force India. 89 laps and the sixth fastest was an encouraging day after reliability issues had blighted Jolyon Palmer's running on Tuesday.

Felipe Nasr was eighth quickest on his final day driving for Williams ahead of his move to Sauber for a race seat in 2015, finishing ahead of the two Lotus drivers. Alex Lynn made his F1 debut in the afternoon, with the GP3 champion managing a time 0.8s quicker than Esteban Ocon had managed in the morning session.


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I'm not going to draw any conclusions just yet, but is anybody worried about the McHonda? I'm torn -- it's a new engine so teething problems aren't the end of the world just yet.