Button: We had a pretty bad day

Date published: May 13 2016

McLaren's Jenson Button expressed his frustration after a tough day for the English-based side during practice sessions one and two.

The 2009 World Champion suffered some early problems during the second session and only completed 20 laps.

Button, though, explained that there were some positives to take out of Friday's sessions as they managed to sort out the issues late into FP2 and put in some solid laps.

"We had a pretty bad day, FP1 was tough and in FP2 we couldn’t get the car out of the garage for most of the session," the 36-year-old claimed.

"But eventually we managed to get a bit of running and the long run pace didn’t look too bad. On the soft tyre we actually found a good balance, as we were having issues with the rear tyres floating all day. We’re getting there, so tomorrow will be a lot better.

"In the end today was not too bad, as we found the balance, but until then it had been a pretty bad day in terms of finding the balance. We made some big changes and now the car feels better. We’re a bit behind in the game but we’re getting there.

"Every race is the same, we have a lot of developments and that’s fantastic. We spent a lot of time throughout the day finding out if the new parts work or not, so Friday is always a busy day. Tomorrow we can focus more on qualifying work.

"We want to get into Q3 and then be consistently in there. We want to be consistently in the points, but this is going to be a tough weekend. I don’t think it’s going to be easy to score points, but we’ll do our best."