Barrichello encouraged by revised Honda

Rubens Barrichello was pleased with the performance of the revised Honda RA107 car that made its debut at Jerez in testing on Tuesday

Barrichello encouraged by revised Honda

The Japanese squad introduced the revamped machine, which features several new aerodynamics improvements, and with which Honda hope to solve the problems of this year's car when developing next year's.

After his first day of work it, Barrichello praised the car's improvements, although the Brazilian made it clear the new machine is not a massive step forward.

"It was better and really it was the best time we have ever done on this track with this amount of fuel, so I think we should be happy with that," Barrichello told autosport.com during testing at Jerez.

"I am not quite sure what other drivers said, but the track was very very bad in the morning, no grip.

"It got better in the afternoon but there was this wind factor, so the improvement was not so massive.

"But nevertheless it was positive and, compared to Spa, it was way better. It was very difficult in Spa. But I am still concerned the numbers in the wind tunnel did not come up on the track, but it (the car) has more downforce I guess."

Teammate Jenson Button will take over from Barrichello today at Jerez.

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