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Button: We still a long way from the front

Friday 28th June 2013

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Button: We still a long way from the front

Button: We still a long way from the front

Jenson Button concedes McLaren are "very unlikely" to make it into Q3 at the British Grand Prix.

It's been a difficult season so far for the Woking squad as they are sixth place in the Constructors' Championship with only 37 points. And it's not just on race day that they are struggling as they've had both cars in Q3 on only two occasions so far this season.

Button was only 11th fastest in FP2 at Silverstone on Friday and, although he believes they have made progress, he admits they are unlikely to trouble the front runners for the rest of the weekend.

"It is less bumpy," he told Sky Sports News.

"I think everyone's struggling in a certain way with the bumps with the way they are in the apexes [of corners] but on the straights we don't have the issues that we had in Canada, which is good.

"It feels a bit better. There's still a few things that we need to solve with the balance but we're still going to be a long way from the front."

Asked how hopeful he was of making Q3 on Saturday, Button admitted: "I'd say very unlikely at the moment."

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