Barcelona test report – day two
Date Wednesday May 13 2015
Driver Jenson Button
Location Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (4.655km)
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).