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Honda finish their final test amid reshuffle // Jenson Button is happy with upgrades, but knows how things stand

Published by Christine Blachford

Honda finish their final test amid reshuffle

Today is the 7th March, I’m Christine and this is F1Minute.

Honda wrapped up their final three-day test in Jerez yesterday, with Jenson saying new aero parts have given them a big step forward, but he’s still feeling realistic about the prospects for the first few races. Honda are also facing a management reshuffle, with reports that chief designer Kevin Taylor has left his position, and chairman Yasuhiro Wada may be leaving before the end of March.

Bridgestone have announced that they will be putting a white stripe on the extreme wet weather tyres to distinguish between them and the regular wets. The teams and the FIA have requested this additional change, after the success of last year’s distinction between hard and soft tyres.

Rumours continue regarding the future of Ron Dennis, but Mercedes boss Norbert Haug has said that there is no pressure coming from their side of the business. He said talks are always going on about investing more in the company, but said: “It’s clear that we don’t need to own more than 50% of the shares in order to ensure that we’re listened to as much as we want to be.”

That’s all for this week, have a wonderful weekend, and join me on Monday for another F1Minute.