Final tracks suit McLaren better – Button

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Jenson Button believes the final four races in Japan, Korea, Brazil and Abu Dhabi will play to his car’s strengths more than at Singapore.

He told his official website:

It was a little disappointing to see that we probably didn’?t have enough pace to take the fight to the Ferraris and the Red Bulls, but that was to be expected, really. Singapore is one of the highest downforce tracks on the calendar, so it?s not a place where our car would really excel.

I think the next four races will be very interesting, they?ll certainly play more to our strengths. And, as we’?ve seen, this championship is going to go all the way, and it?s still very hard to predict who’?ll come out on top? so it?’s very exciting.
Jenson Button

Despite losing more ground to Mark Webber and Fernando Alonso at Singapore, Button says he is still in the hunt for the title:

It’?s funny, because every race we go to seems to be called a ?pivotal? race? and, while every result is obviously important, I don?t think you?’d say that any one race is really pivotal to your title campaign ?it’?s more about the pace you carry across the balance of the season.

And, funnily enough, I think Singapore showed that it will probably actually take a couple of races to have a more significant impact on the overall standings. Okay, Fernando?’s had two good races, and is right in the thick of things, but Lewis has retired from the last two races, and he?s still right there, and both Sebastian and me are ready to strike.

I think the new points systems has definitely amplified what people think of the standings, but I?’ve always imagined the points as they would have been under last year?s system: so, in old money, I?’m 10 points off Mark, and Lewis is about eight or nine behind him. And, with four races to go, that?s not much at all.

When you say you’?re 25 points off the lead, that sounds a lot? but it?s just easier for me to reference it by the old system. It makes it seem easier to understand and compute, too.
Jenson Button

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