The strategy group has made some potential progress regarding power unit regulation, but little is set in stone.
McLaren received a boost to its morale after an improved qualifying performance at the Malaysian Grand Prix that saw its deficit to Mercedes slashed by more than 1.5 seconds.
Fernando Alonso's return to the Formula One paddock has only created more questions than answers as uncertainty continues to swirl his pre-season testing accident.
Jenson Button says he's happy to take away an eleventh place and a full race distance from the Australian Grand Prix after a disastrous pre-season and practice campaign.
There's no light at the end of the tunnel for McLaren after locking out the back row of the Australian Grand Prix grid, but driver Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen are remaining upbeat all the same.
McLaren suffered through a trying Friday practice at Albert Park as it struggles to prepare its car in time for Sunday's race.