Button's first day testing in Barcelona focused on long runs and pitstops

At times it was slow a process for Jenson Button today with changes made to the McLaren MP4-28.

Jenson Button, McLaren MP4-28
Jenson Button, McLaren MP4-28

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The first three hours of the day were spent focusing on mechanical set-up work and the evaluation of tyres.

The team then elected to carry out some larger mechanical changes over the lunchbreak, meaning Jenson didn't return to the track until 3pm. Thereafter, he focused on longer runs with a number of simulated pitstops.

What’s next : The team plans to conduct more aero work tomorrow if the weather stays fine. However, with rain forecast for the whole day, our plans may change and we could well end up running Pirelli’s 2013 wet-weather compounds for the first time.

Thursday February 21 2013
Driver Jenson Button
Location Circuit de Catalunya
Track length 4.655km
Laps 71
Km covered 331
Best laptime 1m22.840s
Programme Jenson’s first day in the car at this week’s test.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jenson Button
Teams Mercedes , McLaren
Article type Testing report
Tags barcelona, button, circuit de catalunya, mclaren, mercedes, vodafone