(© Ben Johnston 2015)
McLaren Honda’s Jenson Button was happy with the progress that the team made on Friday. The 2009 world champion completed 101 laps before the MP4-30 stopped out on track. The Englishman ended the day in 5th place with a fastest time of 1m 25.590s.
Button stated that completing over 100 laps was like completing 1000 following the issues that have plagued the Woking based outfit over the course of winter testing.
Button said that the reliability of the car had been great on Friday and that despite the times being nowhere near where they should the team have certainly made progress over the winter. He feels the team need to work on the power unit and that the final two days of winter testing will be used to work on the performance of the Honda power unit.
The team have plenty of work to do according to Button but that they are making progress. Kevin Magnussen is in the car on Saturday as Fernando Alonso is resting prior to the start of the new season following his testing accident last Sunday. The Spaniard released a video on Friday thanking his fans for their support and saying that he is perfectly fine.
Jenson Button will conclude McLaren-Honda’s winter test programme at the Barcelona Circuit de Catalunya on Sunday.
© Ben Johnston 2015