McLaren Jerez II test notes day four

Drivers: Jenson Button Location: Circuito de Jerez Track Length: 4.423km Weather: Dry, with the occasional drop of rain. Blustery spells in the afternoon. Track temperature: 24.5C (maximum) Air temperature: 16.4C ...

Drivers:        Jenson Button

Location: Circuito de Jerez
Track Length: 4.423km

Weather: Dry, with the occasional drop of rain. Blustery spells in the afternoon.
Track temperature: 24.5C (maximum)
Air temperature: 16.4C (maximum)

Laps run today: 108
Laps run in total at test: 338 (72/57/101/108)

Kilometres covered today:       478

Kilometres covered in total at test: 1495 (318/252/447/478)
Best lap time today:    1m18.871s

Best lap time of the test: 1m18.871s (Jenson, Saturday)
Drivers for tomorrow:   -

Duration of test: Four days (February 17-20)
Next Test: Barcelona (February 25-28)

The most consistent weather conditions of the entire test allowed Jenson and the team to power through a tyre compound evaluation programme, balancing aero and mechanical set-ups to the different types of tyre. In the morning, Jenson completed a number of shorter runs on three separate tyre compounds, evaluating set-ups before switching to longer runs in the afternoon, with a view to evaluating the tyres' durability. Following his third test with the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team, Jenson reported that he feels very comfortable and confident in the car. The team decamps to Barcelona next week for the fourth and final test of the winter. Both drivers will spend alternate days in the car evaluating the new bodywork and aerodynamic components ahead of the season-opener in Bahrain on March 14.

-source: mclaren

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jenson Button
Teams Mercedes , McLaren