Jenson Button saw once more the reliability of the McLaren-Honda failed and leave it without being able to contest the GP of Bahrain. The british saw as Stoffel Vandoorne got the first point of McLare-Honda this season, becoming the 10th. But Button was even more positive than that, and claimed that it could even have been 5th or 6th in a race so move as of yesterday.
The optimism of Jenson are based on the great leap forward that has given McLaren-Honda and in the new parts that had been introduced to this career, in addition, the simulations that did race in the free practice sessions went quite well. Button ensures that “My long runs during the weekend have been very good“, which gave him confidence even to be in the middle part of the Top10, something that would equal the best result achieved last year by McLaren-Honda, a 5th of Alonso.
The british has given some details of what he felt in his car when it produced the withdrawal “Was a big loss of speed and the car stopped. We had a great start, and I was ninth when the car stopped.” he lamented. For its part, Honda is studying what happened in the car Button, but the face of Alonso when it happened was not too good and it seems that the ghosts of the past return to the team of Woking. The japanese should improve and resolve these problems so that they do not happen again.
in Addition to do not like to have lost these good points to McLaren-Honda and gives more data to certify his optimistic forecast: “The pace was good and we were following the car in front, saving fuel and tyres, and getting ready to make the leap at the right moment, but that moment never came. […] The pilots that I was struggling have finished fifth and sixth. I think we had very good pace today.“.