Jenson Button has set his sights on scoring McLaren’s first points of 2015 after coming close to reaching the top ten shoot-out in qualifying.
The Grand Prix Drivers’ Association is to launch a global survey to canvas F1 fans’ views about the state of the sport.
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.