There were mixed emotions for McLaren at the Monaco Grand Prix as Jenson Button picked up the team’s first points of the season, but unreliability once again struck Fernando Alonso.
The reunification of the McLaren-Honda partnership has got off to a slow start, with the team enduring their worst ever opening to a season.
However, with Monaco placing less of an emphasis on engine power, Button was able to pick up four points for eighth place.
Jenson Button says scoring McLaren’s first points of the season is a “stepping stone” for the team, after he finished eighth at the Monaco Grand Prix.
The points in Monte Carlo represent remarkable progress with their car, which was five seconds off the pace during qualifying for the opening race in Australia.
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