"Today we ticked all the boxes," Fernando Alonso said.
"I think its a win-win situation."
"... When you are in your car and close the visor, you would like to have one mile per hour more. It's never enough."
Fernando Alonso will be in fifth position.
Alonso had a four-lap average of 230.034 mph with Carpenter at 230.468 mph.
"We went through many, many things."
McLaren, the second most successful team in Formula One history in terms of race wins, has yet to score a point in four rounds of this year's championship and is last in the standings.
But they're not being actively recruited.
Alonso drove 222 mph in his IndyCar rookie test.
And it is very orange.
Button will be the most experienced driver in the race as he makes his 306th start.
Fernando Alonso's accident will be a good test case for fully understanding any downsides to the introduction of the Halo in Formula 1, say leading figures.
Fernando Alonso clattered into the back of Esteban Gutierrez's Haas as the pair squabbled over 19th place, sending the McLaren into a horrifying rollover.
One of the perks of driving for a major manufacturer like Honda is the chance to sample varied racing machinery. And that's just what Fernando Alonso did at Motegi this past weekend.
The 2015 Japanese Grand Prix had more passing in the pits than on track, but Nico Hülkenberg and Max Verstappen did put on two more displays of carving through the field. Meanwhile, the cameras did their best to avoid Mercedes-AMG Petronas.