Mclaren logo 3Test report – Barcelona day four
Date Sunday March 3 2013
Driver Jenson Button
Location Circuit de Catalunya
Track length 4.655km
Laps/km 122/568
Best laptime 1m 21.444s
Programme A positive end to three weeks of testing in Spain. Jenson concluded the 12 days’ running with a
productive 122 laps of the Circuit de Catalunya today.
At the conclusion of the test, sporting director Sam Michael said:
“After completing over 5,000 kilometres, through dry and wet conditions, we have collected
plenty of data from MP4-28A. A large part of winter testing is taken up with methodically
working through many systems checks and verifying that the correlation between design and
track is solid – that’s more important in modern F1 as track testing opportunities are so limited.
“A special thank-you to everybody put so much effort into the testing program. We’re all really
looking forward to the first race in Melbourne in two weeks – from the laptimes we’ve seen the
season is going to be incredibly close!”
What’s next We return to MTC, prep, and pack for Melbourne.
Pos Driver Constructor Best time Laps
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG 1m 20.130s 131
2 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m 20.494s 120
3 Jenson Button Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1m 21.444s 122
4 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber 1m 21.541s 118
5 Kimi Raikkonen Lotus 1m 21.658s 50
6 Paul di Resta Force India 1m 21.664s 112
7 Pastor Maldonado Williams 1m 22.415s 42
8 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing 1m 22.514s 100
9 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1m 22.524s 31
10 Charles Pic Caterham 1m 23.115s 116
11 Jules Bianchi Marussia 1m 23.167s 62
12 Daniel Ricciardo Scuderia Toro Rosso 1m 23.628s 91
13 Max Chilton Marussia 1m 24.103s 49