Button makes McLaren debut at Valencia

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F1 Test, Valencia, Valencia, Ricardo Tormoes

Third and final day of testing at Valencia. Jenson took to the cockpit of a McLaren for the very first time, spending the morning finessing his seating position and sight-lines as he got used to the all-new cockpit of the MP4-25.

Into the afternoon, the team were able to concentrate on a series of longer runs, using the opportunity to find a balance and a set-up that suited Jenson.

After three days of testing, the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team leaves the opening test extremely satisfied with the performance and reliability of the new MP4-25.

The test team regroups in Jerez de la Frontera next week for the second of four pre-season sessions – a circuit that will enable all teams to begin a more meaningful assessment of relative pace.

Laps completed: 82
Kilometres covered: 332km
Best laptime: 1m12.951s at 13:39