Mechanical set-up development for Button
Despite starting the third week of pre-season testing, today was the first time that the team had been able to follow a concerted, progressive day of set-up work in consistent conditions. After yesterday’s rains abated, Jenson was able to spend the majority of the day pursuing a consistent path with mechanical set-up development.
Laps run today: 101
Laps run in total at test: 230 (72/57/101)
Kilometres covered today: 447
Kilometres covered in total at test: 1017 (318/252/447)
Best lap time today: 1m20.394s at 12:39
Best lap time of the test: 1m20.394s (Jenson Friday)
Jenson declared himself happy with the day’s progress, and his engineers have been extremely pleased with the extent to which he has been able to establish himself within the team, and the depth and scope of his feedback.
A few minor components will arrive overnight for evaluation tomorrow, but the main aim of the programme remains a continuation of today’s set-up development work.
Source: McLaren Mercedes F1