McLaren has confirmed that Jenson Button will be given the honour of testing the new MP4-27 for the first time.

Button will be at the wheel for the first two days of the four day test at Jerez which starts on 7 February, with team-mate Lewis Hamilton then taking over for the final two days.

The following test in Barcelona will see Hamilton run on the first two days before Button takes over, while the pair will run on alternate days in the final four day test, which will also take place at Catalunya.

McLaren has already revealed that the new MP4-27 will be launched on 1 February.

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