Jenson Button has urged McLaren to build on their recent form from the Russian GP as F1 heads to Austin for the United States GP.
Although neither McLaren-Honda driver made it into Q3 at the Sochi circuit, both were inside the top ten when the chequered flag was waved.
Button crossed the line in ninth place while his team-mate Fernando Alonso was P10 before a post-race penalty for exceeding track limits dropped him outside the points.
Despite that disappointment it was still a good showing from McLaren-Honda, who displayed both reliability and pace.
Button is hoping McLaren can build on that showing this weekend at the Circuit of the Americas.
“We took a lot of positives from Sochi,” he said, “The reliability of both cars was good and we made progress in terms of our pace relative to our closest rivals.
“We need to build on that in Austin, which is a very demanding track for every car.
“Let’s hope we can put in another good performance.”