Jense: Singapore should be our best race


A podium may be out of McLaren's reach, but Jenson Button is nevertheless optimistic about their chances of producing their best display of the season in Singapore.

McLaren's renewed partnership with Honda got off to a difficult start, but all involved with the team were still hopeful that they would challenge for podiums at some stage this season.

Although the Woking-based outfit have improved with the team scoring a double top 10 finish in Hungary with Fernando Alonso securing a season's-best P5, they have had to revise their targets.

Next up is the Italian GP at the high-speed Monza circuit, before they head to Singapore with Button feeling it could be the highlight of their season.

"I think the aim is getting both cars in the points. A podium? It's unlikely," he told Autosport.

"For us, you have to think our best race is going to be Singapore; it's a slow-speed circuit with low-speed corners which we're very strong in.

"So that's probably the race where we will pick up the most points I should think."