Button anticipating tough Canada weekend

By on Thursday, June 4, 2015
McLaren Honda

McLaren Honda

McLaren's Jenson Button says he is anticipating a tougher time in Canada but says the squad could profit from the unpredictable nature of the race at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

Button scored McLaren's first points of 2015 at the Monaco Grand Prix but expects the squad to struggle a little more at this weekend's seventh round of the season.

"A slightly tougher weekend than Monaco," Button said when asked of his prospects.

"Canada is a great circuit and there’s always action, it’s not a predictable race whatsoever, last year I started the penultimate lap eighth and finished fourth, so anything can happen here and it normally does.

"Who knows what the weekend will throw at us. Obviously there are long straights here but we’ve made some positive improvements but whether it’s enough or not we’ll have to wait and see."

Button added that his top 10 finish in Monaco acted as a boost for the Woking-based outfit.

"I think Monaco for us is a stand out race as it’s low speed corners which I think we’re stronger in than high speed corners, scoring four points six races in, you’ve got to take it and enjoy the moment," he said.

"We’re used to winning but we’re not winning. For us to sit there and go ‘doesn’t really mean much unless we’re winning’ – we’ll be depressed for a while if that’s the case.

"You’ve got to have little stepping stones to greater things. Our main goal is to win the world championship but you’ve got to have little goals along the way – I think the whole team was very happy with that weekend, especially Honda as it’s their first points in Formula 1 since 2008 and it gave everyone a little confidence boost."

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