Barcelona Day 3: McLaren report

Jenson Button

Feb.27 (YF1) Final day’s running for Jenson Button in the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes MP4-25 before the season kicks off in Bahrain in two weeks’ time.

The morning’s session was affected by rain showers, which compromised running and limited the team’s learning of a number of new components. As a result, the morning was spent conducting a number of shorter installation runs to establish set-up.

As the track dried over the lunch hour, Jenson was able to complete a race simulation in the afternoon – a run that was only mildly disrupted by late red flags.

This also provided the opportunity for the race team to undertake a series of live pitstops, all of which went without problem.

Today’s long-run times have established a benchmark for the final day of pre-season running tomorrow, which will be carried out by Lewis.