Button expecting stronger McLaren at Silverstone

By on Tuesday, June 18, 2013

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McLaren's Jenson Button believes his team will be more competitive at next weekend's British Grand Prix.

McLaren endured a difficult Canadian Grand Prix as their points streak ended when Sergio Perez and Button trailed home in eleventh and twelfth place.

"There are many things a driver needs to be good at here, but he also needs to be working with a good team and driving a good car," he told Autosport about McLaren's prospects at Silverstone.

"With us, this grand prix is going to be a difficult one. But I think we'll be stronger here than the previous races because it is a fast flowing circuit."

"I think we do have OK downforce, but the problem for us has been the ride quality of the car."

Button reckons McLaren should be fine, except for the challenging first corner.

"There is a massive amount of movement of the car which really hurts the airflow and hurts the aerodynamics. Here it shouldn't be so much of problem, except for Turn 1 which is going to be a little tricky for us."

Button has never finished on the podium at Silverstone, with a best finish of fourth in 2000 and 2010.


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