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Button: 'Mercedes one second ahead of rivals'

Jenson Button has claimed that the Mercedes works team is about a second clear of the rest of the field over a long run following practice for the Australian Grand Prix. Whilst practice is difficult to judge, Mercedes did finish fastest with Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg half a second clear of third placed man Fernando Alonso. Button however believes they're much further ahead over a race simulation, not only compared to McLaren, but the entire F1 field. "We were two seconds off them [Mercedes] in the test and we're over a second off them here in the long runs," said the Briton after second practice. "I think everyone's about a second off them, they're very quick." He...
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