Brawn GP, whose new name was being rubber-stamped by the FIA in Paris, returned to the top of the test timesheets on Tuesday as the Brackley based team's short winter programme concluded at Jerez.

Brawn GP, whose new name was being rubber-stamped by the FIA in Paris, returned to the top of the test timesheets on Tuesday as the Brackley based team's short winter programme concluded at Jerez.

Jenson Button outpaced Williams' Nico Rosberg - who ended his pre-season with a crash - by two tenths.

Williams will conclude its winter programme with Kazuki Nakajima on Wednesday and Thursday, as Brackley based Brawn and Renault now return to their respective headquarters in readiness for the trek to Australia.

McLaren is also staying at Jerez until Thursday. World champion Lewis Hamilton continued the British team's poor form on Tuesday by being the slowest of the four runners.

It is clear the Mercedes-powered team is working hard to overcome its problems with the rear of the MP4-24. On Tuesday 24-year-old Hamilton's diffuser bore a green tinge, with the team again reverting to using liquid dye to trace airflow.

 

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