Honda Jerez test notes 2006-02-07

Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello took to the track again today, continuing the intensive pre-season testing at Jerez, with Jenson completing an impressive 139 laps. It was a cold but sunny start to the morning although ambient ...

Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello took to the track again today, continuing the intensive pre-season testing at Jerez, with Jenson completing an impressive 139 laps.

It was a cold but sunny start to the morning although ambient temperatures increased to 21°C by early afternoon. Rubens and Jenson had the driving responsibilities today in chassis RA106-02 and chassis RA106-01 respectively. Both drivers spent the morning session setting up their cars as the circuit had quite low grip following two weeks of MotoGP testing.

In the afternoon session, Jenson ran through a tyre evaluation programme over longer runs, alongside an aero evaluation. He completed a very impressive 139 laps today, setting the second fastest time - a 01:18.242.

Rubens spent the afternoon working through a race simulation exercise followed by a short tyre evaluation, completing 114 laps and managing the third fastest time - a 01:18.609.

Jenson and Rubens will remain in their respective cars for tomorrow.

-honda-

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jenson Button , Rubens Barrichello