McLaren Honda Racing Director Eric Boullier has apologised to Jenson Button after the 2009 world champion could only manage to complete 17 laps of the Sakhir circuit in Bahrain on Friday.
In the opening session on Friday, Button could only manage two laps before a technical issue with the MP4-30 caused him to spin going into T1 and a result he missed the remainder of the session as the team working on solving the issue.
In the second session Button suffered another technical issue after just three laps. As a result Button ended the day sandwiched between the two Manor cars of Will Stevens and Roberto Merhi. Boullier confirmed
‘We apologised to him’
In contrast to Button, his team mate Fernando Alonso had a much better day on Friday as in the opening session the Spaniard finished the day in 12th place just 1.5s behind Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team’s pacesetter Nico Rosberg.
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