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Progress for struggling McLaren
Despite remaining almost three seconds off the pace, McLaren are optimistic they are closing in on the midfield pack after a small but significant improvement in Friday practice at Sepang.
Button: We'll still be last
Jenson Button has warned that McLaren will still be at the back of the grid in Malaysia despite predicting "a good gain in performance".
'Merc domination not bad for F1'
McLaren-Honda might be even further behind Mercedes than the rest of the F1 field right now but Eric Boullier doesn’t think the Silver Arrows’ domination is bad for the sport.
Button: We're a long way off
Jenson Button says it was positive to reach the finish in Australia, but that McLaren still have a long way to go before they are competitive.
McLaren face qualifying battle
McLaren are braced for the challenge of simply finishing Sunday’s Australian GP with Jenson Button hoping the team can qualify ahead of the back row.
Button targets 'big gains'
Jenson Button says it’s crucial that McLaren and Honda make sustained “big gains” throughout the season so they can work their way back to winning races again.
JB: Sauber unfair to cite safety
Jenson Button says Giedo van der Garde driving in Melbourne is not a safety concern and has expressed his disappointment that Sauber used that claim as a defence in their legal dispute.
‘McLaren are playing catch-up’
McLaren may not be competitive until the British GP, Sky Sports F1’s Martin Brundle has warned.
Relief for Button and McLaren
Jenson Button says the 100 laps the MP4-30 completed at Barcelona on Friday were the equivalent of a thousand laps for the fledgling McLaren-Honda reunion.
Fresh woe for McLaren
McLaren’s troubled pre-season suffered yet another setback with the team forced to abandon running on the first day of the final Barcelona test after just seven laps.
Button: It won't be a tough year
Jenson Button has dismissed any notion that McLaren-Honda's winter testing travails have automatically set them up for a “tough year” – although he has conceded they might not be ready for the first race.
McLaren-Honda's woes continue
McLaren’s winter woes have continued after the team were forced to stop on the first day of the Barcelona test after completing just 21 laps.
Filming days for McLaren
McLaren have geared up for the second test with their new MP4-30 in Barcelona by conducting a pair of filming days at the Circuit de Catalunya.
McLaren 'ready for challenge'
Ron Dennis has no doubts that the reformed McLaren-Honda partnership will overcome the “huge” challenge they face in the build-up to the new season and eventually go on to win World Championship again.
No alarm for Button
Jenson Button has acknowledged McLaren-Honda are still at “zero” in terms of understanding their performance capabilities but insisted there is no cause for alarm despite the MP4-30 barely completing ten laps over the first two days of winter testing.
McLaren face 'learning year'
Fernando Alonso has warned McLaren-Honda face “a learning year” following a circumspect launch of the MP4-30, the first McLaren car to be powered by Honda since 1992.
McLaren reveal 2015 car
McLaren have launched the MP4-30, the team’s first car to be powered by Honda since 1992.
Dennis explains Button U-turn
Ron Dennis has revealed that his tete-a-tete with Jenson Button after the Abu Dhabi GP was central to his decision to offer the former world champion an unexpected reprieve.
Button explains two-year deal
Jenson Button has stressed that the new McLaren-Honda partnership will need time to fulfil its potential after signing a two-year deal to stay on with the team.
McLaren pair Button and Alonso
McLaren have retained Jenson Button for 2015 with the veteran staying on to partner the returning Fernando Alonso in an all-world champion line-up.