Bahrain GP: McLaren qualifying quotes

Jenson Button - 10th: "It's been a very difficult weekend so far, but 10th is a strong result for us today. The team is used to fighting at the front, so it's the little things - like getting through into Q3 - that can make a positive difference. Of course, it's going to be a tough race tomorrow, though. I'll race as quickly as I can, but I don't want people to expect too much from us. However, there are positives to be drawn from today: we outqualified a Lotus, which was a surprise, and I'll be driving the first car starting on new tyres tomorrow. As in China, that brings a slight strategic advantage, so I'm hoping we can have another decent outing. I think we've both got a chance of scoring points - it would be great for both Checo and me to finish in the top 10 tomorrow."

Bahrain GP: McLaren qualifying quotes

Sergio Perez - 12th: "Qualifying was very difficult, and it was disappointing to miss out on getting into Q3 by just a few tenths. We didn't really have the pace to get any further up the grid, though; I think Jenson showed the maximum that was possible for us in Q2 today. Still, we're in a better position to fight for points tomorrow. I've set my car up to look after its rear tyres, so I think our race pace should be a bit more consistent. It's still going to be hard to get into the points tomorrow, but I hope we can have an OK race and make it into the top 10. But it's going to be a long, hard race."

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