Fernando Alonso: “My pitstop was a scary moment – I didn’t have much rear braking for my whole in-lap, then even less at the stop."
F1 engine manufacturers have agreed that any move towards 1000bhp engines for 2017 must involve the current V6 engine configuration as a starting point, according to Toto Wolff.
Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button finishing 12th and 14th respectively.
Jenson Button: “Able to mix it with the others”
Kevin Magnussen: "Finishing is a small victory for the team – I don’t think we expected to be able to do that."
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."
A hydraulic leak required a full power-unit change.
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."
The in-season development is both a blessing and a curse for Formula One teams.
No fireworks from new engine so far, as team logs laps with brand new MP4-30 contender.