Having failed to get out on track yesterday Jenson Button was bullish on the form of the new McLaren MP4-29 on day two of testing in Jerez.
Button topped the times as the team embarked on a steep learning curve with its new machine.
Jenson Button topped the times in Jerez today as the McLaren MP4-29 made an impressive debut after failing to get on track yesterday.
Most of the teams have begun to log some proper mileage, but it was a troubled day for all three Renault runners as Red Bull and Caterham did very few laps, and Toro Rosso spent all day in the garage.
Bradley Smith is extremely confident that he and new Monster Yamaha Tech3 team-mate Pol Espargaro will be in a position to achieve great things heading into the 2014 season.
At the first 2014 pre-season test, which came immediately after the final race of last year in Valencia, Smith ended proceedings in second position and just three tenths of a second down on Repsol Honda Team’s World Champion Marc Marquez.
McLaren has announced that Eric Boullier will take up the job of racing director on Feb. 3.
The former Lotus team principal will report to a new chief executive officer of McLaren Racing, who has yet to be appointed, and who will in turn report to Ron Dennis, who is head of the whole McLaren Group. In the interim, managing director Jonathan Neale will hold that position.