Jenson Button is eager for McLaren to make progress through a busy testing schedule on Tuesday at the Circuit de Catalunya.

After Kevin Magnussen drove on both days of the first in-season test in Bahrain, Button will drive on the first day at Barcelona this week before Stoffel Vandoorne makes his McLaren debut on Wednesday. Following a third consecutive race without scoring points, when asked if McLaren had a lot of new parts to test, Button replied: "Yeah, that's why I'm testing.

"I wouldn't test normally otherwise. So there's some things to test and some ideas that we have for the future as well so hopefully it will be a useful test on Tuesday."

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And Button believes McLaren can make substantial strides up the field if it manages to update the car successfully.

"We're pushing hard and hopefully will make some good progress. I don't think the teams are that far ahead of us; the Williams and the Ferraris, and that puts you fifth (based on the Spanish Grand Prix result) so it's a step forward at least."