Jenson Button believes McLaren are back in the hunt for title glory after challenging for the win in Sunday’s German Grand Prix…
Jenson Button believes McLaren are back in the hunt for title glory after challenging for the win in Sunday’s German Grand Prix.
The 2009 Champion climbed from sixth on the grid to challenge race-winner Fernando Alonso of Ferrari for the lead before having to settle for third after being controversially passed by Sebastian Vettel.
However, the Brit later moved up to second after the FIA found the German’s move to have been illegal and handed him a 20-second penalty.
Button, 32, who has struggled for pace in recent races, was boosted by the improved performance of his McLaren car and believes the Woking-based team are now in a position to start winning races.
“I am happy that we have done a good job and we have good pace. There is no-one quicker than us at the moment and we can fight for the win in the next few races,” said Button.
“I have had some difficult races earlier in the year but in the last two I have felt confident in myself and the team, but we weren’t quick enough, so to come here and fight at the front for the victory was a very special feeling.
He added: “We need a little bit more, as we always do, but you’d say we are in the mix and if we can sort out qualifying then we’ve got a really good chance of winning races at the moment.”