Button sure McLaren can fight for Brazil win

By on Wednesday, November 21, 2012

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Jenson Button has said that McLaren should be able to challenge for victory in the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Button has never won in Brazil, taking a best result of 3rd in 2006 and 2011, while McLaren hasn't won in the country since 2005.

"I’ve had some great experiences racing in Brazil – I won the world championship here in 2009, of course, but I can also remember having strong races here, especially in 2006 when I finished on the podium", he said.

"I think we showed in Austin that we have an incredibly quick car, particularly in race-trim, and I’d love to have a clean weekend, a trouble-free qualifying and then have a good run at scoring some strong points on Sunday".

"Traditionally, it’s [Interlagos] not been a circuit where we’ve been at our strongest, but I think this year’s car has often been strong at tracks where we wouldn’t normally have been up there, so I think we have a chance to go for the win".

Button also added that he isn't betting on whether Sebastian Vettel or Fernando Alonso will prevail as world champion.

"Of course, Brazil will be the backdrop for the championship showdown – and it’s a great track upon which to end the season on a high. I’m not putting my money on anybody, but I hope we have a fantastic contest and may the best man win".


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