At a press conference held on February 10 in Tokyo, drivers Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button expressed their excitement for the upcoming season with McLaren-Honda, the once dominant F1 team thatâ€™s set to return to the circuit.
Alonso said, â€œIâ€™m excited to be a member of this team. Despite the challenges weâ€™ll face, I canâ€™t wait to compete with such an outstanding team.â€
On the other hand, Jenson Button who is returning to Honda after seven years said, â€œIâ€™m extremely happy to be able to work with Honda again. Itâ€™s truly exciting because I grew up idolizing McLaren-Honda in the 80s.â€ He also stated that the team will be â€œfully prepared for Melbourne (Australian GP)â€ and added â€œIâ€™m looking forward to itâ€ in Japanese with a smile.
(Translated by Travis Yamabata)