Reigning Formula One World Champion Jenson Button admits that looking after the tyres is going to be one of the big challenges of drivers in the 2010 series.
After his final day of testing his new McLaren MP4-25 ahead of the Bahrain Grand Prix next month, Button admitted managing the tyres and the new fuel levels will be crucial.
“There is a lot more you need to think about than last season,” he said after completing his pre season tests in Barcelona.
“In 2009 you had to think about looking after the tyres but it was over a 22 lap period. And you obviously had a lot less fuel in the car. Now it is very different because the car is very heavy, it is over twice that weight.
“It is going to be tricky, but we had a lot of useful information today. At the end we had some lower fuel runs – and there is definitely more to come from this car.”
Alex Kapadia, Operations Team