Brawn GP's Jenson Button topped the timesheets at the Circuit de Catalunya today as the Formula One team continued its maiden test in Barcelona.
On the third day of testing with the new BGP 001 car, Jenson completed a full race distance with live pit stops in the morning, followed by a qualifying simulation and various set-up evaluations in the afternoon. Another successful day for the team saw Jenson complete an encouraging 130 laps.
Team-mate Rubens Barrichello will take over the car tomorrow to conclude the team's first test of 2009.
JENSON BUTTON"It's been another great day and a very positive test generally. It's so good to have achieved a full day's running, including a race distance, without any issues and it's fantastic that we clocked up so much mileage. After the challenges we have faced, to come here and get off to such an encouraging start is just what we all needed and I can't thank the team enough. All that effort has really paid off and everyone can feel very proud."
RESULTS (All timings are unofficial)
Pos Driver Team Time Laps 1. Jenson Button Brawn GP 1:19.127 130 2. Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:20.168 109 3. Robert Kubica BMW 1:20.217 114 4. Timo Glock Toyota 1:20.410 132 5. Fernando Alonso Renault 1:20.863 107 6. Sebastien Vettel Red Bull 1:21.165 102 7. Nico Rosberg Williams 1:21.324 89 8. Giancarlo Fisichella Force India 1:21.545 97 9. Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso 1:21.569 145 10. Lewis Hamilton McLaren 1:21.657 86