Jenson Button says that there is no reason to expect an upturn in form for McLaren at this weekend’s Indian Grand Prix.
Neither Button nor team-mate Sergio Perez have finished in the top four this season and McLaren sit in fifth place in the Constructors’ championship.
Button finished the previous race, in Japan, in ninth place.
“The last few races have shown that, realistically, we’ll once again be fighting for the minor points,” said Button regarding his prospects in India.
“Still, I enjoyed my races in Korea and particularly Japan – where it was both satisfying and unusual to be armed with fresh tyres and able to pick off cars on older rubber, as opposed to the other way round – so I’ll be looking to take the fight to some of the faster cars once again next weekend.”
Sergio Perez agrees with Button about McLaren’s hopes this weekend.
“We know we don’t have the machinery to fight the top four teams, but there’s always fierce competition around the fringes of the top 10; scrapping for points might not be what we’re all about, but it’s nonetheless satisfying to nail the set-up and the strategy and drive a perfect race.”