McLaren’s day cut short by hydraulic leak

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McLaren has been forced to cut short its testing programme on the opening day of the final pre-season test in Barcelona.

Jenson Button completed just seven laps of the Circuit de Catalunya in the rain-affected morning session before the team encountered a hydraulic problem with the Honda-powered MP4-30.

McLaren says the problem requires an engine change, and will take up the remainder of the day’s running.

This article first appeared on Richland F1 – Image courtesy of McLaren

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