Both McLaren drivers said the Spanish Grand Prix had been a “scary” experience for them – for different reasons.
Jenson Button says his Bahrain Grand Prix weekend has proven ‘tough’ after his third stoppage in two days in qualifying left him doomed to a back row start.
Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button suspect the cooler temperatures usually seen at the Chinese Grand Prix will mitigate any progress McLaren has made with its car.
Jenson Button says McLaren have made a “massive step forward” with their car despite both MP4-30s being eliminated in Q1 at the Malaysian Grand Prix.
After qualifying on the back row of the grid for the Australian Grand Prix Jenson Button admitted McLaren’s chances of even finishing the race are slim as he is yet to cover more than 12 laps in a row.
McLaren’s participation in the fifth day of F1 testing at the Circuit de Catalunya came to an end within four hours due to a technical problem.
Jenson Button doubts the new McLaren-Honda will finish on the podium on its debut at Melbourne next month but expects progress throughout the year.
Jenson Button says that McLaren are confident of logging more laps after the team identified the issue that has limited their running so far.
Jenson Button says McLaren’s new Honda-powered MP4-30 is a major departure from their previous two cars but the early signs are encouraging.
McLaren CEO Ron Dennis is certain Jenson Button can be a match for his new team mate Fernando Alonso next year.
Fernando Alonso’s sensational return to McLaren for the 2015 season has been officially confirmed by the team.
Jenson Button said a mid-season change of race engineers made for a “tricky” phase in his campaign this year.
Jenson Button says it’s easier to carry more speed into Parabolica now that the run-off area is more forgiving.
Jenson Button said eighth place in the German Grand Prix was “disappointing” and felt his strategy was too aggressive.
Jenson Button had only been out of karting for two seasons when he made his grand prix debut. He made his start in racing thanks to his father John, who died earlier this year.
Jenson Button says he and McLaren need to address their lack of competitiveness before turning their attention to extending his contract to drive for them.
Jenson Button said a gamble on his second pit stop spoiled his race after finishing out of the points in Spain.
Jenson Button said the Bahrain Grand Prix showed Formula One is just as good as it’s always been under the new regulations.
Jenson Button says his McLaren is short on downforce at the moment but is encouraged that the team’s development programme is yielding results.
Jenson Button said McLaren’s third and fourth place finish in the Australian Grand Prix was better than they expected heading into the race.