Button sets the pace on day 2 in Jerez

Updated: January 29, 2014

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Jenson Button’s McLaren topped the second day of pre-season Formula 1 testing at Jerez, as the Mercedes-engined teams showed early advantage.

Buton expressed good pace in the wet and the dry, encouraging signs for the Woking based outfit after a disastrous 2013 campaign.

Raikkonen ended up second with a 1m24.812s, while Bottas achieved a 1m25.344s on the special Jerez hard rubber to be third fastest with the FW36.

Merecedes and Rosberg will certainly feel they got the most out of day 2. Despite only finishing fourth quickest he managed to get in some good long runs, 97 laps to be exact and needless to say some valuable data for the team to work with.

Red Bull again struggled to get in some laps after Sebastian Vettel only managed a handful early on, while Toro Rosso failed to make it out at all.

Pos Driver             Team                  Time        Gap     Laps
 1. Jenson Button      McLaren               1m24.165s            43
 2. Kimi Raikkonen     Ferrari               1m24.812s   +0.647s  47
 3. Valtteri Bottas    Williams-Mercedes     1m25.344s   +1.179s  35
 4. Nico Rosberg       Mercedes              1m25.588s   +1.423s  97
 5. Sergio Perez       Force India-Mercedes  1m28.376s   +4.211s  37
 6. Esteban Gutierrez  Sauber-Ferrari        1m33.270s   +9.105s  53
 7. Marcus Ericsson    Caterham-Renault      1m37.975s  +13.810s  11
 8. Sebastian Vettel   Red Bull-Renault      1m38.320s  +14.155s   8