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Jenson completes Jerez Test

Jenson Button finished McLaren’s testing schedule at Jerez on Wednesday. The world champion managed a total of 35 laps and a lap time of 1m27.660 before an issue set in. A fuel required changing so late in the afternoon that there was not enough time to complete the repair and exit the pits, so the team completed the test early.

Button pushed into the pits

Button pushed into the pits

There have been promising signs of improvement from the MP4-30. In the afternoon, the team even decided to focus on aerodynamic development. Meanwhile Alonso left the south of Spain to go for some winter mountain training, in order to extend his fitness.

The next test gets under way in Barcelona on the 19th of February.

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Video: Jenson Button

Here’s a video of Jenson Button cruising down the start/finish straight on Day 2 of the Jerez test:

Jenson gets his first laps

Jenson Button had his first run out in the McLaren Honda at Jerez today. The MP4-30 only managed a total of six laps, due to some ancillary issues and rain late in the day halting progress. The Briton completed six laps in the car, with an unrepresentative time of 1m54.655.

Fernando Alonso will take control of the car for tomorrows running, the third day of the four day test.