McLaren-Honda are finally off the mark in the 2015 Formula 1 World Championship standings after Jenson Button consolidated his top ten starting position with an untroubled run to eighth place.

In a year characterised by poor reliability and indifferent pace, Button took advantage of penalties to score tenth on the grid, before picking up two positions at the expense of others during the race to snare an eighth place finish.

A big confidence boost for Button after what has been a torrid season thus far, the Briton was happy with the general pace of the car, regardless of Monaco's beneficial features.

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"It is a positive day for us. We didn't expect to finish eighth, so it is a good performance for the entire team. It has been a very difficult year for us and this won't suddenly leap us forward to winning races, but it is a stepping stone to a positive future.

"We are not going to be patting ourselves on the back for eighth place, but it is a good day for us in terms of maximising the pace in the race. You had two Mercedes, two Ferraris and two Red Bulls, then Checo and myself so it is good to be that far up."

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FA's car selected neutral, a gearbox problem.

They're still finding development problems that can only be located in the car not on the test bench.