Jenson Button, McLaren, Shanghai, 2013

Button plays down importance of Spain upgrade

2013 Spanish Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Jenson Button, McLaren, Shanghai, 2013Jenson Button says he’s not attaching any special importance to McLaren’s upgrade package for next weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix.

McLaren need to make a significant step forward with their MP4-28 which has been off the pace in the opening rounds of the year.

Button said: “There?s been a lot of talk about the importance of next weekend?s upgrades; but, as with every upgrade, they?re simply part of the series of continuous improvement that are made across the season.”

“As always, there?ll be elements of it that work, elements that perhaps work in a different way to what we?d anticipated, and elements that don?t work, or perhaps require further work. That?s life in modern Formula One.”

“So I?m pragmatic about what we?ll discover next weekend. Of course, I?m hopeful that it?ll move us a step closer towards the destination.”

He added the Spanish Grand Prix venue would give the team a point of reference for the changes they’ve made to the car:

“It?s been difficult for the team to make consistent progress through the first four races, but I think returning to a circuit where we undertook two of the pre-season tests will give us a useful benchmark of our progress so far.”

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