With both cars finishing at the Sochi Autodrom last time out, McLaren-Honda driver Jenson Button is hopeful for continued reliability at this weekend’s United States Grand Prix in Austin.
Since Sochi, the British has been back at the McLaren Technology Centre working hard with his engineers and preparing for the back-to-back races of Austin and Mexico, and hopes the luck carried over from Russia continues at the Circuit of the Americas.
“Although we were lucky on the last lap in Russia, we haven’t had much luck go our way this season,” said Button. “So it was encouraging to come away with two points and get both cars to the finish with no issues.”
Button is looking forward to returning to Circuit of The Americas this weekend. The track has long straights, heavy braking, fast corners and some twisty sections but its flowing nature could play to McLaren-Honda‘s strengths.
“I’m looking forward to a fun weekend in Austin,” said the Briton. “The welcome is always incredible and there’s something really special about the city on a race weekend. The track has firmly become one of the favourites among the drivers because it has a little bit of everything which makes it pretty demanding for us, but very exciting too.
“In Russia we saw that anything is possible, so we’ll be pushing hard as usual to make sure we’re in with a fighting chance come the end of the race.”