McLaren's pace just isn't good enough - Button

Tuesday 29th April 2014, 17:19 by TF1T Staff 

McLaren

McLaren need to take immediate action and bring significant developments to the Spanish Grand Prix if they're to remain in the fight for podiums, warns Jenson Button.

The Briton described their current pace, which saw Button finish 11th in China and team-mate Kevin Magnussen 13th, as "not good enough".

He admits he's confused as to why they've fallen so far back compared to the opening race in Australia when they took a double podium finish.

"China was disappointing for the whole team, when everyone works hard and you have such a bad result it's tough, especially for the guys back in the factory. Hopefully they can stay positive and keep updating the car because at the moment this isn't good enough.

"We've got some upgrades coming, but we were a lot further behind [in China] than we were in the last race," he said. "We just aren't quick, I don't think people brought that much so I don't know what we are doing really.

"We can't get the fronts working, they just grain. If we knew the problem with the tyres we could have solved it, so hopefully we will have some more information in Spain."

Racing director Eric Boullier is confident of progress though, recently saying he expects 'massive gains' over the next three to four races.

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