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Should Jerez Pre-Season Test Have Been Behind Closed Doors?

Before the recent four-day test of the 2014 Formula One season, Jenson Button joked on Autosport that the radical new regulations would make it “hilarious.” It will be cold, the tyres aren't going to work, the cars probably won't work either and when you do get a lap it is probably going to feel weird because you are running higher gears - you get into eighth gear before you get to seventh gear now. It is going to be tricky because we do have a lot more torque with the engine. You want to be out on circuit at the tricky corners, even Turn 2/3 [at Jerez] will be tough to get the power down. Button’s crystal ball worked well and true to his expectations, drivers struggled with the extra torque and there were a number of sp...

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