Button remains optimistic

Date published: July 6 2015

Jenson Button may have left Silverstone empty handed yet again, but the McLaren driver is keeping faith that the team will turn things around.

After the highs of Monaco where he scored the team's first points of the campaign with a P8 finish, Button has failed to see the chequered flag in the last three races.

At his home race, the British Grand Prix, he didn't even see the end of the first lap as he was inadvertently taken out by team-mate Fernando Alonso, who was trying to avoid an accident.

Despite the team's current woes, Button believes they will perform better at the next race in Hungary in three weeks.

"We think the car will work better there, even if we took this car, but there'll be more upgrades as well so we're hoping for a better race," Button, who has failed to appear on the podium in 16 British Grands Prix, said.

"I'm still racing an F1 car and, every time you get in the cockpit, you're optimistic it'll improve. We've had a couple of really bad races but I'm still optimistic that it's going to improve at the next race.

"Of course I'm disappointed. It's in front of the home crowd and you always want to put on a good show – even if you're going to be near the back, you still want to put on a good show and give it everything. I gave it everything for three corners…"