Germany

Last Race: 20th Jul Germany

Germany GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Nico Rosberg
2 Valtteri Bottas
3 Lewis Hamilton

Button: MP4-28 is not a winning car

Monday 18th March 2013

Share:

Button: MP4-28 is not a winning car

Button: MP4-28 is not a winning car

Jenson Button says McLaren have to update their MP4-28 as the car they raced in Australia is not capable of winning grands prix.

The new season got off to a sluggish start for McLaren with Jenson Button qualifying down in tenth place while his team-mate Sergio Perez was P15.

The team's woes continued on Sunday when Button could only manage ninth, McLaren's only points as Perez failed to make it into the top ten.

"We understood it would be difficult, but you arrive excited about the start of the season," Button told The Guardian. "There are many reasons and it makes it tricky. It is not down to changing the suspension.

"We need to bring updates and move this car forward. That is the only way we will see good results and wins."

The 33-year-old is confident McLaren can improve the current spec car as the team not only has the technical knowhow but also time.

"We have been in bad positions before and come back strong. It is just a pity that we have lost out so much at the start of the year. In these difficult days, it is important that we make the best of it. We got points and we did not expect that.

"We have to make the best of what we have got again in Malaysia. Then there is a reasonable gap and we will see what happens then.

"There have been non-stop meetings and discussions. We all know the way things are and there is an understanding that it is not okay.

"We know there are fundamental things that we have to change. It is not going to be easy but it can happen."

Setting Up At The Hungaroring

Editor's Picks

Winners & Losers: Germany

Winners & Losers: Germany

Not the best result, but Daniel Ricciardo drove the finest race of his F1 career on a storming afternoon at Hockenheim...

Ferrari Must Cut Kimi Losses

Ferrari Must Cut Kimi Losses

There appears to be a sense of déjà vu for Ferrari since the return of Kimi Raikkonen, and perhaps it's time for the team to cut their losses...

Team-Mate Wars: British GP

Team-Mate Wars: British GP

Daniil Kvyat is bossing his more experienced team-mate, unlike Kevin Magnussen. Fernando Alonso still has the biggest margin...

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

The season may be underway but you can still enter the PlanetF1 Fantasy League and win prizes on a race-by-race basis...