J enson Button and Lewis Hamilton have not met since the official driver announcement seen. Although both have had their seats adjusted for the new car, the two British were asked to go to the factory in Woking on different days. 'The first time we're working together is towards the end of the month,' reveals Hamilton.
The 2008 world champion is now already fourth year on Martin Whitmarsh's team. However, he cannot rely on special rights. 'We will split the test time evenly before the season. And it will be important to ensure a good exchange of information to make sure that we develop in the same direction,' said the youngster looking forward to working with his new teammate.
Jenson Button is also highly motivated in the test period. However, the newly crowned champion has to be patient. 'The fact that there are no tests until the beginning of February has advantages and disadvantages. It gives me time to really get to know the guys at McLaren and integrate myself into the team, but on the other hand, it is also a month without being able to drive the car and kilometers to collect what is very important before the first race. '
Show strength right from the start
Although he finally has the longed-for title in his pocket, Be Button even more motivated than ever before. 'The hard work begins now - the next ten weeks can largely determine the fate of the 2010 World Cup. It is important that we go into the tests strongly and not let up.'
Hamilton also wants to be in lay the foundation for the title in preparation. 'Our common goal must be to make the MP4-25 victorious as quickly as possible. When we have achieved that, we can concentrate on winning races and ultimately the world championship.