Boullier: Button a 'tireless contributor'
3 June 2014 – McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier has praised Jenson Button, noting the Briton has helped 'steer the team and give it direction for development'.
Boullier was brought in at McLaren at the start of the season, his appointment and the return of Ron Dennis as Group CEO came off the back of a dismal 2013. While the Woking outfit continues to struggle though, and remains someway off the likes of Mercedes and Red Bull Racing, Boullier has still been very impressed with Button.
"Despite our current lack of pace, Jenson continues to be an absolutely fantastic ambassador for the team," Boullier stated ahead of this weekend's Canadian Grand Prix, round seven in the 2014 Formula 1 World Championship.
"Not only is he a fantastic driver, but he's also somebody with the feel and experience to steer the team and give it direction for development. His input has been invaluable, and he remains a tireless contributor."
Boullier also reiterated that he thinks rookie Kevin Magnussen is doing a good job in the sister car as well.
"Kevin has been a fantastic asset so far this season. He'll be keen for a problem-free weekend [in Montreal] after a couple of niggling technical issues in the past two races. That's a shame, because they've robbed him of a couple of potentially strong points finishes, but he'll surely have a weekend less beset with undeserved mishap soon," Boullier added.
"And when that happens, I think people will be impressed by his pace, in both qualifying and the race, because it's clear that he's the complete package and that good results will inevitably therefore come in time."