Button hoping for a problem-free German GP

By on Monday, July 16, 2012

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McLaren’s Jenson Button is hoping for a problem-free build-up to the German Grand Prix next weekend, as the 2009 World Champion strives to get his Championship challenge back on track. The British star has failed to finish higher than 8th since the Chinese Grand Prix back in April, and has slipped to 8th in the Drivers’ Championship.

Since Jenson Button’s glorious win at the season opener at the Australian Grand Prix, the Briton has struggled to string together consistently competitive results, managing only one other podium finish so far this season. However, it’s not just Jenson Button who is currently suffering an uncompetitive streak, with team-mate Lewis Hamilton suffering two disastrous races after his superlative victory in Canada.

“Coming off the back of a couple of disappointing weekends, it’s important that we capitalize on the opportunities available in Germany and Hungary.” Explained Jenson Button, “Performance-wise, I still think it’s difficult to accurately predict where we stand in the competitive order – Valencia and Silverstone were certainly difficult races for us, but I don’t think they were truly representative of our pace. This year, you really need a problem-free build-up to the race if you’re going to maximize the car’s potential – and that’s exactly what we’ll be hoping for in Germany next weekend.”

Jenson Button’s best finish at the German Grand Prix was 2nd back in 2004, when the Briton drove for BAR. A decent result next weekend is imperative for both Jenson Button and McLaren, as the likes of Red Bull, Ferrari and even Lotus threaten to build a gap to the Woking-based outfit.

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