Button: Final races a preparation for 2014

By on Wednesday, October 30, 2013
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Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

Formula 1 teams will spend the final three races of the 2013 season focusing on next year, according to McLaren driver Jenson Button.

Button, whose McLaren team has yet to finish a race in the top four this season, believes that with the world championship decided, teams will utilise the 'dead rubber' events to focus on 2014.

"I think the whole team ought to feel encouraged by our pace in India last weekend," he said.

"Although the race didn’t come together for me, our overall speed and consistency were the strongest they’ve been all season, and, as always, the race team delivered on all fronts to ensure that, strategically and logistically, we lost nothing to our rivals."

"Now that the drivers’ world championship has been conclusively settled, I think the Formula 1 community will enjoy these last three races."

"While we’ll be competing with one another as fiercely as ever, we’ll also be treating our last three outings as opportunities to develop and understand the package we’ll take into the 2014 season."

"For me, that’s exciting: I’ll be looking forward to providing my input to ensure we end the year in as strong a position as possible, so as to be as well prepared for the new challenges of 2014 as we can be."


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