Button: McLaren pace is improving

By on Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Jenson Button says that McLaren's pace is improving as the 2014 season reaches its final stages, although warned that the squad is unlikely to be as competitive in America as it was in Russia.

Button collected fourth place at Sochi while team-mate Kevin Magnussen was fifth, ensuring that the Woking-based team opened up a 20 point advantage over Force India in the scrap for fifth in the Constructors' Championship.

"Although this is only our third grand prix in Austin, it feels like we’ve been going there a lot longer," he said.

"It’s testament to the fans, who are fantastic and always provide a great welcome, and it’s already a very popular track amongst the drivers.

"I’ve had positive results there over the past two years, and our performance in recent races has shown that our pace is improving as we move towards the end of the season, so I’m looking forward to this weekend.

"Perhaps this track won’t suit us quite as well as Sochi did, but it’s a similar circuit in terms of set-up so I’m hopeful we can take the fight to our closest rivals."

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