Jenson Button: “Able to mix it with the others”
Fernando Alonso: "The car feels consistent and easy to drive, and it’s giving me the confidence to push it to the limit."
Jenson Button is hoping that the “tireless” work going on at McLaren and Honda will allow him to make progress in this weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix.
McLaren racing director Eric Boullier says that Jenson Button's finish in Australia gave the team and Honda a huge boost as they try to find a way forward.
Kevin Magnussen: "Finishing is a small victory for the team – I don’t think we expected to be able to do that."
Jenson Button: “It’s going to be a really difficult race for us – we haven’t done a race distance yet, and my longest run is 12 laps..."
Eric Boullier: “There’s a neat circularity to the fact that McLaren-Honda starts its second era in the same country at which it ended its first."
Eric Boullier: "Looking back at the last four weeks, our winter test programme has been difficult."
The team did a fantastic job to replace the power-unit ahead of today’s session.
A hydraulic leak required a full power-unit change.
Former world champion puts a brave face on Honda struggles.
Jenson Button: "I still can’t comment on where the car will be when everything is running smoothly, as I haven’t had the chance to run it properly without meeting problems."