There was only one word to describe Jenson Button's Australian GP (and it's probably one that shouldn't appear on a family website): crap.
The Englishman endured a horrid struggle in the ill-handling Honda, wrestling with a crippling lack of grip. Button ultimately finished fifteenth but the result scarcely reflected on a torrid afternoon which also featured a drive-through penalty to compound his considerable woe.
"Not a very good day," the Honda driver confirmed with considerable understatement.
"I was running heavy on fuel in the first stint but I had to pit early because the car was so bad. There was a massive amount of understeer. I actually asked for more wing then but the team couldn't see it on the data so I struggled again on the second stint. In the third stint we added lots of frontwing but it didn't feel any different so I think there's a problem with the frontwing which is a bit worrying. It's a problem we've had before but it should be one which we can sort out overnight."
"Hopefully it's just all crap today and we'll sort it out for Malaysia."
Any such turnaround will be dependent on the forthcoming test in Malaysia where the team will be required to work day and night in an attempt to make up the ground lost to the likes of BMW and Toyota, not to mention the front-runners.
"We need that test. We're going to need every second of that test."