Button enjoying team leader status

Jenson Button says he is enjoying his new status as team leader at McLaren following the departure of fellow former world champion Lewis Hamilton to Mercedes.

Speaking at the first Test in Jerez, Spain, the 2009 champion says he has a "good feeling" with the new McLaren and the new specification tyres, which get up to operating temperature faster than their predecessors.

Button says he intends to stay at Jerez all week to support his new team-mate, Sergio Perez, who is about to take his first drive in a McLaren after driving for the Sauber team in 2012.

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