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.
Fernando Alonso says he suspects a problem on his McLaren’s steering caused his crash during testing, rather than a gust of wind.
Fernando Alonso will return to action in this weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix providing he passes an FIA medical inspection, McLaren has announced.
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 racing director Eric Boullier accepts it’s “likely to be a difficult start to the season” for the team following its reunion with Honda.
Fernando Alonso will not compete in the first race of the season in Australia, McLaren has confirmed.
McLaren’s difficult pre-season preparations continued on the first day of the final test as another technical problem halted their running after just seven laps.
Fernando Alonso will not participate in the final pre-season test following his crash on Sunday, McLaren has confirmed.
McLaren has asserted that Fernando Alonso’s crash during yesterday’s test session at the Circuit de Catalunya was not caused by a car failure.
Fernando Alonso will spend the night in hospital following his testing accident today as a precaution, McLaren has confirmed.
The revised MGU-K seal McLaren introduced at today’s test suffered a repeat failure, the team has confirmed.
A shortage of new parts means McLaren expect to face a repeat of today’s problem in the second day of testing at the Circuit de Catalunya tomorrow.
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.
Fernando Alonso says he found Honda a very different proposition compared to other Formula One teams after joining McLaren from Ferrari.
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.
McLaren racing director Eric Boullier is pleased the team’s radical car has achieved some running but admits their limited mileage will make it harder to catch their rivals.
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.
Fernando Alonso accepts there are likely to be some setbacks during the first test for the new McLaren-Honda MP4-30 at Jerez.
The McLaren MP4-30, the team’s first Honda-powered racing car since 1992, has been pictured for the first time ahead of the 2015 season.