Fernando Alonso says the McLaren-Honda partnership has given him a new motivation boost after so many years in Formula One.
McLaren are continuing to put a brave face on its troubled start to the 2015 pre-season.
No fireworks from new engine so far, as team logs laps with brand new MP4-30 contender.
Ron Dennis has likened Kevin Magnussen to champions Fernando Alonso and Mika Hakkinen, insisting the deposed rookie Dane's career is only on "pause".
Ron Dennis is planning to increase his shareholding in the McLaren Group so that he will have a majority stake.
Mere hours ago, his F1 career appeared over, but Jenson Button is now half of what Ron Dennis is hailing as "easily the best lineup" in F1 today.
A press conference has been set for tomorrow morning.