Jenson Button climbed behind the wheel of the MP4-30 for the first time today in Jerez, but only managed to complete six laps, bringing McLaren’s total up to twelve over the two days. Technical issues halted their running on the first day with Fernando Alonso, but Honda said they believed they had solved the problems.
After today’s running, McLaren have said their deep investigations throughout the day had unrooted what they think is the cause, so will start over again tomorrow. Button remained positive, saying: “We expected this test to be tricky, and the next two days probably won’t be plain sailing either. But people have short memories. Look at last winter, the first test of 2014 was very tough for everyone too.”
Elsewhere in Jerez, Kvyat’s first day in the Red Bull saw him make contact with a barrier and break the only front wing the team had, so he had to run installation laps without one for the rest of the day. Sebastian Vettel was fastest again but Mercedes completed the most laps again. It rained in the afternoon, so there wasn’t a lot of action after lunch.
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References Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button, Sebastian Vettel
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