Button to debut new McLaren at Jerez test 17 Jan 2012
McLaren have revealed Jenson Button will be at the wheel of their 2012 car when it makes its track debut at Jerez on February 7. Button will sample the MP4-27 during the first two days of the test, before handing the car over to team mate Lewis Hamilton for the final two days at the Spanish circuit.
At the second pre-season test, which will take place at Barcelonas Circuit de Catalunya from February 21-24, Hamilton will be in charge of the car for the first two days, before Button returns to the cockpit. The duo will then alternate at the final four-day Barcelona test, which will get underway on March 1.
The British team will unveil their new challenger in a little over two weeks time at a special event at their Woking base on February 1.
McLarens provisional pre-season test schedule:
February 7 - Jenson Button
February 8 - Jenson Button
February 9 - Lewis Hamilton
February 10 - Lewis Hamilton
February 21 - Lewis Hamilton
February 22 - Lewis Hamilton
February 23 - Jenson Button
February 24 - Jenson Button
March 1 - Jenson Button
March 2 - Lewis Hamilton
March 3 - Jenson Button
March 4 - Lewis Hamilton
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