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.
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: "Looking back at the last four weeks, our winter test programme has been difficult."
Kevin Magnussen: "It’s good working with Honda, they’re a very enthusiastic team, you can feel they have a desire to succeed – they’re here to win."
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.
McLaren boss Ron Dennis insists there was no sign whatsoever that Fernando Alonso was electrocuted during his accident at Barcelona.
McLaren has joined fellow creditor Ferrari in helping the former Marussia team to survive.
McLaren now turn its attention to next week’s final pre-season test in Barcelona.
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."
During Test Day 1 at Barcelona, McLaren discover a faulty component that must be re-designed.
Fernando Alonso says the McLaren-Honda partnership has given him a new motivation boost after so many years in Formula One.