Button tops morning test times in Barcelona

Jenson Button

Jenson Button put McLaren on top of the timesheets after the opening morning of Formula 1's final pre-season test at Barcelona. The 2009 world champion was immediately quick after taking to the track and set his best lap of 1m23.510s on hard tires shortly before 11:30am, proving the McLaren may be the car to beat this year.

That was enough to knock Sergio Perez off the top spot by 0.310s, and with nobody else improving over the remaining time, the Sauber driver remained second. Perez's best time came on medium tires, but he had earlier lapped on prototype medium rubber from Pirelli.

Pos Driver Team Time Behind Laps
1. Button McLaren 1m23.510s +0.000s 27
2. Perez Sauber 1m23.820s +0.310 57
3. Grosjean Lotus 1m23.959s +0.449 36
4. Rosberg Mercedes 1m23.992s +0.482 57
5. Webber Red Bull 1m23.993s +0.483 53
6. Vergne Toro Rosso 1m24.216s +0.706 61
7. Di Resta Force India 1m24.305s +0.795 48
8. Massa Ferrari 1m24.318s +0.808 45
9. Petrov Caterham 1m24.876s +1.366 67
10. Maldonado Williams 1m25.587s +2.077 37

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