Barcelona test report – day two

Date                 Wednesday May 13 2015

Driver               Jenson Button

Location           Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (4.655km)

Laps/km           100/466km

Best lap-time    1m26.927s


Programme      An extremely productive final day in Barcelona.

                        Jenson took over driving duties today, and successfully ran through all the items on today’s run-plan. These included running measuring rakes on the car in the morning to capture aerodynamic data, and a lengthy series of mechanical and aerodynamic balance changes, with modifications made to the front wing and suspension in order to provide our engineers with detailed data about MP4-30.

                        The team also carried out investigative work ahead of Monaco (low-speed set-up work) and Canada (low-downforce rear wing), which equips us with some useful information ahead of these two extreme races.


Furthermore, Jenson also reported that the set-up work undertaken today had gone a long way to curing the rear-end handling imbalance that afflicted him in Sunday’s race.


Today’s unofficial testing times

1 Jolyn Palmer                          Lotus                            1m26.080s                   87 laps

2 Pascal Wehrlein                      Mercedes                      1m26.497s                    137 laps

3 Pierre Gasly                           Red Bull                        1m26.683s                    74 laps

4 Jenson Button                       McLaren-Honda            1m26.927s                    100 laps

5 Alex Lynn                               Williams                        1m26.967s                    52 laps

6 Esteban Ocon                        Force India                    1m27.520s                    93 laps

7 Esteban Gutierrez                   Ferrari                           1m27.930s                    119 laps

8 Carlos Sainz                           Toro Rosso                   1m27.997s                    126 laps

9 Rafaelle Marciello                   Sauber                          1m28.829s                    74 laps

What’s next      We travel to F1’s two glorious epicentres – Woking and Monte-Carlo…

Test dates        Two days (May 12-13).