McLaren's Button works on longer runs on Jerez testing day three

Jenson Buttton completes his second day of testing at Jerez, Sergio Perez returns for the final day tomorrow.

Programme: Jenson returned to the cockpit this morning to complete his second day of running at Jerez, concluding his programme for this test.

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

Photo by: XPB Images

As in previous days, the morning kicked off with further aero evaluation work – conducted over a number of shorter runs. The team then ran through a suite of larger mechanical changes in order to understand key changes in set-up – these were fully evaluated over a series of longer runs throughout the afternoon.

The team also conducted a number of live pitstops during the afternoon’s running.

Jenson made a precautionary stop on the track during the session’s dying minutes, and the car was recovered safely.

What’s next Sergio returns tomorrow for the final day’s running. As before, he will conduct a mix of aero and mechanical work, also running through a similar series of larger mechanical changes in order to better understand the set-up characteristics of MP4-28.

Date Thursday February 7 2013

Driver Jenson Button
Location Circuito de Jerez
Track length 4.428km
Laps 83
Km covered 368
Best laptime 1m19.603s


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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jenson Button , Sergio Perez
Teams McLaren
Article type Testing report
Tags button, jerez, mclaren, mercedes, perez, vodafone