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Posted on Thursday, June 4, 2015

Button anticipating tough Canada weekend

McLaren's Jenson Button says he is anticipating a tougher time in Canada but says the squad could profit from the unpredictable nature of the race at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. Button scored McLaren's first points of 2015 at the Monaco Grand Prix but expects the squad to struggle a little more at this weekend's seventh round of the season. "A slightly tougher weekend than Monaco," Button said when asked of his prospects. "Canada is a great circuit and there’s always action, it’s not a predictable […]

Posted on Sunday, May 24, 2015

Button pleased to collect first McLaren points

Jenson Button said he was pleased to collect McLaren's first points of the campaign and insisted eighth position at the Monaco Grand Prix was a surprise. Button started the race from 10th place and stayed out of trouble to register eighth position, ending McLaren's points drought since its reunion with Honda at the start of 2015. "It’s been a positive day for us," he said. "We were hoping to score a point today, and we scored four. I certainly didn’t expect to finish eighth. "At […]

Posted on Sunday, May 10, 2015

Button: McLaren 'scary' to drive

Jenson Button labelled his McLaren MP4-30 as 'scary to drive' after he finished down in 16th place at the Spanish Grand Prix. Button was lapped in the race and believes that there was a fundamental problem with his car. "[On] Friday the long runs were good, but, it was pretty scary to drive," he said. "Every time I touched the throttle, it just snapped. I am sure there is something wrong there. "The problem is in the low-speed it is slow and you just get […]

Posted on Saturday, May 9, 2015

Alonso optimistic over quest for points

Fernando Alonso reckons McLaren can fight for points at the Spanish Grand Prix, though emphasised that overall progress remains the goal for the squad. Alonso qualified in 13th position for his home race at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya but is confident that he can finished inside the top 10. "I am confident we can take points tomorrow," he said. "It doesn’t change too much, to finish ninth, 10th, 11th, one point, two points, it is not what we want. "We want much bigger than that […]

Posted on Thursday, May 7, 2015

Button places focus on progress rather than points

Jenson Button says that McLaren would rather make substantial progress at this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix, rather than simply aiming to end its points drought. The squad has yet to score in 2015 but Fernando Alonso finished narrowly outside of the points in 11th position in Bahrain, demonstrating the outfit's progress since the opening round in Australia. Button believes that continuing this curve, rather than targeting a points finish, is preferable for the team. "It depends what other people do," Button said when asked about […]

Posted on Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Button focused on improving qualifying performance

Jenson Button says McLaren must improve its qualifying performances if it is to collect a good result at this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix. Button has yet to make it through to Q2 this season and believes that the nature of the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya means that grid positions will be vital platform to build upon in the race. "It's a great place to kick off the European season and a fun circuit to race on, with long straights, high-speed corners and tricky chicanes that require […]

Posted on Sunday, April 12, 2015

Button penalised for Maldonado collision

McLaren driver Jenson Button has been penalised after colliding with Pastor Maldonado during the closing stages of the Chinese Grand Prix. Button and Maldonado were scrapping outside of the top 10 when the Briton clipped the back of his rival under braking for Turn 1. Maldonado retired shortly after the collision while Button went on to finish in 13th position. The race stewards confirmed that Button accepted responsibility and handed him a five second time penalty, which drops him behind Carlos Sainz Jr. in the […]

Posted on Saturday, April 11, 2015

Alonso hopeful of McLaren race finish

Fernando Alonso says he is targeting finishing Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix after McLaren was again eliminated in the first knockout session in qualifying. Alonso was beaten by team-mate Jenson Button by just 0.004s but the Spaniard, who will line-up in 18th place, says his focus is on reaching the end of the race at Shanghai. "We were two tenths away from the mid-pack – and close to getting into Q2 – today," said Alonso, who sat out the final practice session due to a technical […]

Posted on Tuesday, April 7, 2015

McLaren duo fear tough time in China

McLaren pair Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button reckon the relatively cool conditions in China, allied to the characteristics of the Shanghai International Circuit, will present the squad with a tough challenge this weekend. Neither driver progressed through to Q2 in Malaysia and both Alonso and Button retired from the race due to technical problems with the MP4-30. But despite being upbeat over the potential of the package, the duo are expecting a difficult time in China this weekend. "I have lots of positive memories of […]

Posted on Sunday, March 29, 2015

Alonso: Weekend better than expected

Fernando Alonso says that the Malaysian Grand Prix weekend was 'better than expected' for McLaren, despite neither he nor team-mate Jenson Button finishing the second round of the campaign. Alonso was forced out of the race due to an ERS issue on lap 21 but says that his pace during the early stint of the race gave him encouragement. "This whole weekend has been better than I expected," he said. "The main positive to take away from today is the fact that we were able […]

Posted on Saturday, March 28, 2015

McLaren hails 'massive step forward' in Malaysia

McLaren driver Jenson Button believes the squad has taken a 'massive step forward' in Malaysia, despite being eliminated in the first knockout session during qualifying for the Malaysian Grand Prix. Button posted the 17th fastest time at Sepang but reckons McLaren has made gains compared to where it was two weeks' ago in Australia. "It was very difficult to get temperature into the tyres during the qualifying session – I really struggled in the first sector on every run I did, but was able to […]

Posted on Friday, March 27, 2015

'Easy to drive' McLaren excites Alonso

Fernando Alonso cut an upbeat figure as he returned to action for the first time since he sustained a concussion during a testing crash in Spain. Alonso completed 45 laps during practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix and posted the 16th quickest time of the 20 runners. "It feels great to be back in the car – I enjoyed driving so much today," he said. "Maybe I’m not quite 100 per cent fit after two weeks on the sofa and two weeks out of the […]