The morning’s running was compromised by a mechanical fuel-pump issue, which cost a couple of hours’ track-time, but the problem was quickly rectified and the team was able to run productively for the remainder of the afternoon.
Both the aero mapping and the balance changes fell in line with the team’s pre-test expectations. Jenson set his fastest time of the day on the Hard compound.
Sergio Perez gets his first opportunity to drive a Vodafone McLaren Mercedes car tomorrow (Wednesday). The knock-on effects of this morning’s fuel-pump issue mean that he will begin his day by continuing today’s initial aero and balance checks.
The aim for tomorrow afternoon is to conduct a series of longer runs – possibly incorporating live pitstops into the mix if the team is satisfied with the day’s initial progress.
|1||Jenson Button||McLaren Mercedes||1m 18.861s||37|
|2||Mark Webber||Red Bull Racing||1m 19.709s||73|
|3||Romain Grosjean||Lotus-Renault||1m 19.796s||54|
|4||Paul di Resta||Force India||1m 20.343s||89|
|5||Daniel Ricciardo||Toro Rosso||1m 20.401s||70|
|6||Felipe Massa||Ferrari||1m 20.536s||64|
|7||Nico Hulkenberg||Sauber||1m 20.699s||79|
|8||Nico Rosberg||Mercedes AMG||1m 20.846s||11|
|9||Pastor Maldonado||Williams||1m 20.864s||84|
|10||Giedo van der Garde||Caterham||1m 21.915s||64|
|11||Max Chilton||Marussia||1m 24.176s||29|
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