Sport McLaren drivers (left to right) Kevin Magnussen, Jenson Button and Stoffel Vandoorne at the launch of the new MP4-29 car at their base in Woking

British driver considered options but is looking forward to revitalised McLaren

Jenson Button confident of pace to match Sebastian Vettel

McLaren's Jenson Button is convinced he has the pace to thwart Sebastian Vettel's bid to become the first ever two-time winner of the Chinese Grand Prix.

Button: We can catch Red Bull

Jenson Button believes McLaren are closing the gap on Red Bull despite the dominance of Sebastian Vettel.

Vettel stays calm in spite of flying start

Sebastian Vettel has dismissed suggestions of "brutal dominance" in the wake of his storming start to the Formula One season in which he has enjoyed back-to-back, pole-to-flag wins in Australia and Malaysia, which have left his rivals standing.

Button banks on KERS to help McLaren keep up with Red Bull

Jenson Button is pinning his hopes on McLaren's KERS helping them to close down the advantage of the dominant Red Bull team this weekend, thanks to his team's greater experience of their energy recovery system.

We can improve again, claim bullish McLaren

McLaren's Martin Whitmarsh believes that his team can challenge Red Bull after a remarkable turnaround for the British outfit at the Australian Grand Prix this past weekend. McLaren looked off the pace in the weeks leading up to the race but in the event Lewis Hamilton qualified and finished second behind Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel. Team-mate Jenson Button was fourth.

Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button buoyed by McLaren performance

Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button endured contrasting fortunes in yesterday's Australian Grand Prix, but their message was the same: "We're back."

McLaren pair set fastest laps in Australia

Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton were both wearing broad smiles as some of the doom and gloom that has recently surrounded McLaren lifted today.

Video: Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton test drive the red nose

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team mates Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton are urging the nation to gear up for Red Nose Day after taking the new Monster Car Nose out for a spin.

Button and Hamilton admit McLaren have some early catching up to do

Their new supercar may be eye-poppingly quick, as David Tremayne found out this week, but the British team's World Championship preparations have so far misfired

McLaren's 'new baby' draws the crowds in Berlin

Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button pose by the new McLaren-Mercedes MP4-26 at its public unveiling before fans on the Potsdamer Platz in Berlin yesterday.

McLaren unveil new Formula One car

Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button are optimistic that McLaren will be even more competitive in 2011 as the 2008 and 2009 champion drivers go in search of further Formula One glory.

Di Resta tipped to join Force India

Paul Di Resta is poised to become the third Briton on the Formula One grid this season, joining former champions Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button.

A noble bandwagon or a cynical plot to nobble the vote?

Racing has pulled out all the stops in a bid to crown McCoy – but it may have gone too far

Vettel spurred on by Spa spearing criticism

Sebastian Vettel believes his positive response to mid-season criticism was vital to him becoming Formula One's youngest world champion. The German Red Bull driver found himself in the firing line after the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa when a bungled overtaking manoeuvre on Jenson Button culminated in the 23-year-old spearing into the side of Button's McLaren.

Lewis Hamilton turns attention to 2011

Lewis Hamilton is already counting down the weeks to the new Formula One season after McLaren ended this year on a high.

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