Drivers - Jenson Button
Location - Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo
Track length - 4.051km
Weather - Cold in the morning, but dry and sunny all day. Maximum ambient temperature 13.4o.C, maximum track temperature 32.2o.C
Laps completed - 82
Kilometres covered - 332km
Best laptime - 1m12.951s at 13:39
Third and final day of testing at Valencia. Jenson took to the cockpit of a McLaren for the very first time, spending the morning finessing his seating position and sight-lines as he got used to the all-new cockpit of the MP4-25.
Into the afternoon, the team were able to concentrate on a series of longer runs, using the opportunity to find a balance and a set-up that suited Jenson.
After three days of testing, the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team leaves the opening test extremely satisfied with the performance and reliability of the new MP4-25.
The test team regroups in Jerez de la Frontera next week for the second of four pre-season sessions -- a circuit that will enable all teams to begin a more meaningful assessment of relative pace.
Duration of test - Three days (February 1-3)