F1 »

Button: No benefit to Mugello test

Jenson Button unsure of the benefits of the Mugello test next week
Jenson Button says he sees no benefit to taking part in the three day F1 test planned for Mugello next week, with McLaren set to run test drivers Gary Paffett and Oliver Turvey during the Italian session.

Although Lewis Hamilton had suggested that he may ask the team to amend its schedule to give him track time after a poor result in Bahrain, the team seems set to stick to its original plan which will see Paffett and Turvey share seat time through the three days.

Button never planned to take part in the test himself and he admitted that he didn't see the benefit to a race driver on running at Mugello given that the circuit hasn't been used for testing before and the fact that McLaren won't be taking a major upgrade to Italy.

"The reason why we're not there is because we've never been to Mugello before,” he told the Press Association. "I don't really think we will be a benefit because there aren't any massive updates to try.

"For the test drivers to put some miles on parts and try some very extreme things, then I think it's good, but it's not necessary for us to be there."


Tagged as: Mclaren , Jenson Button , Mugello

Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
22.04.2012- Race, Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27 leads Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F2012 and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27
22.04.2012- Race, Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27
21.04.2012.- Qualifying, Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27
27.11.2016 - Race, Jenson Button (GBR)  McLaren Honda MP4-31
27.11.2016 - Race, Jenson Button (GBR)  McLaren Honda MP4-31
27.11.2016 - Race, Marcus Ericsson (SUE) Sauber C34 and Fernando Alonso (ESP) McLaren Honda MP4-31
27.11.2016 - Race, Jolyon Palmer (GBR) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16 and Jenson Button (GBR)  McLaren Honda MP4-31
27.11.2016 - Race, Start of the race, Fernando Alonso (ESP) McLaren Honda MP4-31 off trach and Max Verstappen (NED) Red Bull Racing RB12 spins
27.11.2016 - Race, Fernando Alonso (ESP) McLaren Honda MP4-31
27.11.2016 - Race, Jenson Button (GBR)  McLaren Honda MP4-31
27.11.2016 - Race, Jenson Button (GBR)  McLaren Honda MP4-31
27.11.2016 - Race, Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams FW38 and Fernando Alonso (ESP) McLaren Honda MP4-31
27.11.2016 - Race, Jenson Button (GBR)  McLaren Honda MP4-31
27.11.2016 - Race, Jenson Button (GBR)  McLaren Honda MP4-31 and his girlfriend Brittny Ward (USA)
27.11.2016 - Race, Jenson Button (GBR)  McLaren Honda MP4-31 and his girlfriend Brittny Ward (USA)
27.11.2016 - Race, Fernando Alonso (ESP) McLaren Honda MP4-31
27.11.2016 - Race, Jenson Button (GBR)  McLaren Honda MP4-31
27.11.2016 - Race, Jolyon Palmer (GBR) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16 leads Jenson Button (GBR)  McLaren Honda MP4-31

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.


sodesu - Unregistered

April 27, 2012 10:55 AM

What he's saying is there's no benefit for HIM to be there. They're not racing at the circuit, he doesn't feel he needs more time in the car, plus their testing drivers aren't exactly young prospects but rather two experienced test and development drivers who by now will probably do just as good a job as he or Lewis would in testing what new parts they have. Nothing strange about that.



© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.