McLaren completed its Friday test program with second fastest lap at Circuit de Catalunya

Final day of the Barcelona test, and the second day in the cockpit for Jenson Button.

Despite temperamental weather – it started to spit with rain from first running this morning, meaning Jenson only conducted a single run on slicks – the team completed a full programme and was pleased with progress.

Jenson Button, McLaren MP4-28 stops in the pit lane
Jenson Button, McLaren MP4-28 stops in the pit lane

Photo by: XPB Images

Date: Friday February 22 2013
Driver: Jenson Button
Location: Circuit de Catalunya
Track length: 4.655km
Laps: 70
Km covered: 326
Best laptime: 1m 23.633s

The rain also allowed the team to run Pirelli’s Intermediate and Full Wet compounds – another very useful opportunity ahead of the unpredictable weather often encountered at the opening races.

The team remains in Barcelona for a second session next week (Feb 28-Mar 3). Driving duties will be split Sergio-Jenson-Sergio-Jenson, and the car will run in Melbourne-spec for the first time.

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