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Button sets pace on first day of Formula One tests

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Former world champion Jenson Button overcame a morning spent largely in the pits by setting the fastest time on the first day of Formula One testing a month ahead of the opening Grand Prix in Australia. 

McLaren's British driver Jenson Button speaks to the media during a training session at the Jerez racetrack on February 5, 2013, in Jerez de la Frontera. Button overcame a morning spent largely in the pits by setting the fastest time on the first day of Formula One testing a month ahead of the opening Grand Prix in Australia.

The 33-year-old Englishman -- world champion in 2009 -- overcame problems with his McLaren as he roared back in the afternoon session to record a fastest time of 1min 18.861sec over 34 laps.

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