Button counting on unpredictable Malaysian GP

Tuesday 19th March 2013, 11:40 by TF1T Staff 

McLaren

Jenson Button is counting on an unpredictable Malaysian Grand Prix in the hope the chaos will improve their fortunes this weekend.

The event is known for throwing up unusual results which the McLaren driver, who finished a lowly 9th in Australia, is hoping to capitalise on.

"Australia was obviously a tough weekend and, despite getting the maximum out of the car, it’s still clearly not where we want to be," he said.

"This weekend, I don’t think we can expect an improvement in our fortunes, but the thing about Malaysia is that it can be so unpredictable – particularly with the later start time on Sunday afternoon, which tends to see late-afternoon showers fall."

That was the case last season when Fernando Alonso, in an underperforming Ferrari, clinched the win ahead of Sauber's Sergio Perez.

"We saw that last year, when Fernando won, and we know that the unpredictable weather can make it a lottery for everyone.

"That’s something that could play into our hands – I do enjoy driving in changeable conditions, and would love the challenge of being able to run competitively in a car that we all know is not quite capable of challenging for victories yet."

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