Button pleased with fourth place

By on Sunday, June 8, 2014
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Jenson Button expressed his happiness after finishing the Canadian Grand Prix in fourth place.

Button had run towards the lower end of the top 10 for much of the affair but made a late move on both Fernando Alonso and Nico Hulkenberg to move up to sixth, which became fourth when Felipe Massa and Sergio Perez crashed out on the final lap.

"The opening stint on the option tyre was tough-going for me, so I decided to jump off it quite early and move to the prime," he said.

"But then I just kept coming up on traffic – there were cars everywhere: if you were racing against a single car, it was easier to get past, but if you were in a bunch, it was tough because lots of drivers were able to use the DRS."

"I fought my way through at the end. I had a little dice with Fernando and Nico – Fernando almost hit Nico at the hairpin, and had to dive down the inside. Then they both ran wide and I got down the inside of both of them."

Button believes that after a tricky few races, McLaren is making positive strides with their MP4-29.

"We come out of this weekend knowing that there’s a better overall feel to our car – it’s encouraging that we’re making progress," he said.

"In a straightforward race, I wouldn’t have finished fourth, but we did a good job today and ought to be happy. These points are helpful, and they’ll spur us on to do another good job in Austria."

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