Button: As good as it was going to get

Date published: August 27 2016

Ninth fastest in qualifying for the Belgian GP, Jenson Button reckons his lap was “as good” as it was going to get.

Honda upgraded their engine ahead of this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix with Button declaring on Friday that it was a “good” step forward.

That, however, did not show in his lap times until qualifying.

The Brit laid down a 1:48.114, which was 1.370s slower than Nico Rosberg’s pole position time, to finish P9 on the day.

He told Sky Sports: “That was as good as it was going to get.

“I always love Spa, hopefully tomorrow we can have a decent race.

“We’d all rather have pace than reliability, we did not expect to come here and be in P9.

“It’s good progress so we’re happy. In Q2 that was one of the best laps that I’ve done.”