McLaren racing director Eric Boullier described Kevin Magnussen’s drive in the Australian Grand Prix as “one of the finest performances by a Formula One rookie in living memory”.
Kevin Magnussen said he was thrilled to finish on the podium in his first race for McLaren – and give the team its first top-three finish since 2012.
Jenson Button said McLaren’s third and fourth place finish in the Australian Grand Prix was better than they expected heading into the race.
Sebastian Vettel and Kevin Magnussen have been cleared of failing to slow sufficiently for yellow flags during qualifying.
Jenson Button says his chance of reaching Q3 was scuppered by the yellow flag which was caused by Kimi Raikkonen’s crash.
Rain made for “extremely difficult” conditions in the first qualifying session with F1’s new cars, said Australian Grand Prix pole sitter Lewis Hamilton.
Jenson Button says the importance of saving fuel in 2014 has taken away some of the fun of driving.
McLaren have revealed the colour scheme they will use for the first race weekend of the season in Australia, having used an interim livery during testing.
New McLaren racing director Eric Boullier says the team have great potential and they are eager to bounce back from their disappointment last year.
Jenson Button says McLaren need more time to get the most out of their new car ahead of this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix.
“If you can’t afford to be in Formula One, don’t be in Formula One. There’s lots of other categories you can go motor racing in.”
Ron Dennis says Jenson Button has traits that reminds him of Ayrton Senna. But he singled out Button’s intelligence as his key weapon for the coming season.
Ron Dennis said McLaren will not start the season with a title sponsor but will have one in place within the first few races.
Ron Dennis is back in control of McLaren’s F1 team but they have a year of transition ahead before swapping Mercedes for Honda in 2015.
McLaren’s final day of testing before the first race of the season was the least productive for the team since the MP4-29 first took to the track.
A Mercedes-powered car headed the lap times for the fifth consecutive test day in a row at the end of today’s running in Bahrain.
There’s no indication yet McLaren are in danger of repeating their poor 2013 performance, according to Jenson Button.
Jenson Button expects F1 teams to recover much of the performance which has been lost with the new regulations by the end of the season.
Eric Boullier has joined McLaren as racing director, the team has confirmed.
McLaren say they expect to begin their pre-season testing programme on Wednesday after the MP4-29 failed to turn a wheel on Tuesday.