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Posted on Sunday, July 26, 2015

Alonso: Fifth is a present for McLaren

Fernando Alonso says his fifth position at the Hungarian Grand Prix is a 'little present' for McLaren as it enjoyed its best race of a difficult season. McLaren has endured a troublesome campaign as it renews its association with Honda and had scored just five points prior to Alonso's fifth position. "This was a very good race, and fifth position at the finish is a nice little present for the whole team, particularly as we’re not as competitive as we’d like right now," he said. […]

Posted on Saturday, July 25, 2015

McLaren pair rue qualifying problems

McLaren pair Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button were left to rue problems which scuppered their prospects during qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix. Alonso made it through to Q2 but his car slowed before he had set a lap and he stopped due to a loss of power. The Spaniard attempted to push his car back to the pit lane but was unable to take any further part in the session. "It was not too bad but I was not allowed to compete again in […]

Posted on Sunday, July 5, 2015

Alonso hits out at 'unbelievable' driving standards

Fernando Alonso hit out at the driving standards on the opening lap of the British Grand Prix after three drivers were eliminated in a collision at Village. Daniel Ricciardo and Romain Grosjean battled for position and the Frenchman was forced into team-mate Pastor Maldonado, causing both to retire. Alonso had to take avoiding action and half-spun into McLaren team-mate Jenson Button, leading to terminal damage on the Briton's MP4-30. Alonso was able to pit for repairs and battled on to score his first point of […]

Posted on Saturday, July 4, 2015

McLaren reprimanded for Alonso tyre mix-up

McLaren has been reprimanded by the stewards after a communication error led to Fernando Alonso's car being fitted with a tyre allocated to team-mate Jenson Button. McLaren accepted blame and was handed a reprimand following a session in which both drivers were eliminated during the first knockout segment of qualifying for the British Grand Prix. Alonso will start the race from 17th position as McLaren's struggles continue. "I had a problem at the end of FP3 this morning," he said. "There was no clear resolution […]

Posted on Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Button: McLaren working hard to fix reliability

Jenson Button says McLaren is working hard to fix the reliability issues which have plagued the squad across recent events, as it bids to improve at its home race in Britain this weekend. Button scored McLaren's first points in Monaco but failed to finish in Canada and Austria. Team-mate Fernando Alonso has not reached the end of a race since Bahrain, with three mechanical failures followed by a crash-related retirement in Austria. Button says that McLaren needs to work on its reliability but has been […]

Posted on Sunday, June 21, 2015

Austria retirement a precaution - Button

McLaren driver Jenson Button says his retirement from the Austrian Grand Prix was duly precautionary, as he did not want to cause damage to his power unit following a sensor failure. An intake system sensor failure struck his McLaren during the early stages of running at the Red Bull Ring and, with the squad having fitted a new power unit to his car over the weekend, Button did not want to cause further damage ahead of his home race. "Nothing was broken on my car, […]

Posted on Saturday, June 20, 2015

Button set for drive through after grid penalty

Jenson Button is set for a drive through penalty for the second successive race after being handed a 25 place grid penalty for the Austrian Grand Prix. McLaren has fitted a sixth turbocharger to his car, leading to an initial 10 place grid drop. The use of a sixth MGU-K, fifth ICE and fifth MGU-K each comes with a five place penalty, leading to an overall total of 25. As it will be impossible for Button to serve his full grid drop, he will face […]

Posted on Friday, June 19, 2015

Further problems leave Button facing penalty

Jenson Button is expecting to join McLaren team-mate Fernando Alonso and Red Bull pair Daniel Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat in sustaining a grid penalty at the Austrian Grand Prix. Button encountered an ignition plug problem during practice at the Red Bull Ring, which limited his running on Friday as he finished down in 18th position. "Although we didn’t get a lot of running under our belts, we were still able to improve the car quite a bit between the sessions, which was positive," he said. […]

Posted on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Alonso: McLaren emphasis is on reliability

Fernando Alonso says McLaren's focus is on improving reliability after neither he nor team-mate Jenson Button reached the finish in Canada. Alonso's retirement was his fourth from six starts in 2015, while stand-in Kevin Magnussen also encountered a problem during his sole event in Australia, which prevented him from even reaching the grid. "We’re still seeing great progress every weekend, and we hope Austria will be the same," said Alonso, ahead of this weekend's race at the Red Bull Ring. "Our most important focus is […]

Posted on Sunday, June 14, 2015

Time for McLaren-Honda to step up

Few doubted that McLaren and Honda would struggle. But after only four points from seven races, it's now time for the partnership to improve.

Posted on Sunday, June 7, 2015

Button gets extra Canada penalty

Jenson Button will have to serve a time penalty during the Canadian Grand Prix after McLaren confirmed that it has replaced the MGU-H and turbo in his car. Button stopped during the final practice session and missed out on qualifying as McLaren repaired his car. Stewards have permitted Button to race but as he cannot serve a grid penalty, he will have to take a drive through penalty in the race.

Posted on Saturday, June 6, 2015

Button misses out on Canada qualifying

Jenson Button's day is over after McLaren confirmed that the Briton will miss qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix. Button's car stopped with seven minutes remaining in the final practice session on Saturday morning, with the problem deemed to be an ERS-related failure. With a short turnaround time between practice and qualifying, McLaren confirmed that Button's car will not be ready in time to take part in the session.