Honda Barcelona test notes 2006-02-22

The Honda Racing F1 Team began a three-day test at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona today as preparations continue apace for the start of the new season in just over two weeks time. Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello took to the track in...

The Honda Racing F1 Team began a three-day test at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona today as preparations continue apace for the start of the new season in just over two weeks time.

Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello took to the track in chassis RA106-02 and the brand new chassis RA106-04 respectively. Both drivers spent the morning session completing system checks whilst waiting for the track to come up to a suitable temperature. Jenson completed 25 laps in the morning session, with Rubens completing 21 laps.

The circuit temperatures warmed up by lunchtime to allow the drivers to run through their planned test schedules.

Jenson completed a chassis set-up programme, alongside an evaluation, as he continued to work on improving the balance of the car. He completed a further 62 laps in the afternoon session, taking his total for the day to 87 laps.

Rubens also ran through set-up work in the new chassis, alongside an aero evaluation. He completed 44 laps this afternoon taking his final lap tally for the day to 65 laps.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jenson Button , Rubens Barrichello
Teams Honda Racing F1 Team