Button sure of McLaren progress

By on Monday, February 2, 2015
McLaren Honda

McLaren Honda

Jenson Button says he is sure that McLaren will get on top of its problems after the squad suffered a second troublesome day at Jerez.

Button was able to complete only six laps, to add to the six laps that Fernando Alonso completed in the Honda-powered MP4-30 on Sunday.

"We expected this test to be tricky - and the next two days probably won’t be plain sailing, either," said the Briton.

"But people have short memories . Look at last winter - the first test of 2014 was very tough for everyone too.

"So there are no real worries at the moment. We’re just hopeful we’ve solved our issue – the last run of the day seems to have sorted the problem out, so I hope tomorrow will be a little easier. It’d be nice to get some laps on the engine, and to begin to find out where we are in terms of engine driveability and car development.

"This is a very complicated power unit, but its packaging is unbelievable - very tight - and we haven’t had any temperature issues. That’s a massive positive for us, so well done to Honda for that."

Alonso will resume testing duties for McLaren on Tuesday before Button samples the car again on Wednesday.

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