McLaren fires up new MP4-29 turbo 22 January, 2014 Mercedes F1 V6 turbo engine Hot on the heels of their announcement that all FIA crash tests had been passed, McLaren has also announced that the MP4-29, powered by the all new Mercedes V6 turbo engine has fired up for the first time, at the team’s Woking headquarters. They announced on Twitter: “Great to hear a McLaren turbo fire up at #MTC.” Insiders earlier this week revealed that the team is in a race against time to get the new car ready for testing at Jerez, which begins on 28 January, and this latest development may indicate that the team will be on time to test in Spain next week. On the same day Kevin Magnussen had a seat fitting in the MP4-29. (GP247) Subbed by AJN. Content on GrandPrix247.com by: staff & contributors, Reuters syndication, GMM service, Getty Images, Formula 1 teams, sponsors & organisations.