McLaren was ‘scary to drive,’ says Button

Jenson Button admits the McLaren MP4-30 was ‘scary to drive’ during the Spanish Grand Prix.

Button came home a lapped 16th, ahead of only the two Manors, after struggling throughout the race with his own unpredictable car.

“My car was pretty scary to drive today: as soon as I touched the throttle, it just snapped away from me,” he said.

“It was unpredictable: in low-speed corners, the car was just slow, because I got wheel-spin immediately; in the high-speed stuff, it was just scary, because the rear end would snap away immediately under power.

“I was talking to my engineers for most of the race to try to find out what the root of the problem was, and we switched on quite a lot of handling balance changes to try to cure it.

“It got a little bit better towards the end of the afternoon, but it was a pretty tough afternoon.

“Now, we’ll thoroughly look at the data and see what the matter was – it’s something we’ve got to look into.”

Image courtesy of McLaren

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