Button: We have a solid base to build upon 29 January, 2014 After yesterday’s lack of running, it was satisfying to get 43 laps under MP4-29’s belt during the course of a productive day.
Overnight rain, coupled with the decision to douse the track with sprinklers in order to enable Pirelli to evaluate its 2014-spec wet-weather rubber, meant that the team spent the morning conducting installation checks on a damp track, using both Inter and Full-Wet tyres.
By lunchtime, the track had dried completely, which coincided with the team ramping up the mileage, beginning a steadily lengthening series of runs to monitor power-unit behaviour.
While the tone of the day was still exploratory, the...
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