McLaren will be back at the top insists Button


McLaren
12 July 2014 by TF1T Staff | M
          

Jenson Button says it's only a matter of time until McLaren is winning races and battling with the front-running teams again.

The Woking outfit is currently in a performance dip which saw it suffer one of its worst ever seasons last year as neither driver made it onto the podium.

2014 has started better, with a double podium finish at the season opener, but since then the team has been scraping the points barrel and currently lies sixth in the standings - the lowest ranked Mercedes-powered outfit.

Button though is confident things will turn around soon and reckons the British Grand Prix - where he finished fourth - is proof of that.

"It's been a tough year to be fair, very tough year," the McLaren driver told Talksport. "We're not where we're used to being near the front.

"McLaren is used to fighting at the front with the other top teams, but this year hasn’t been the case, but we are getting stronger, and the British Grand Prix showed that.

"We've got the best engine, we've got a Mercedes engine so we don't have that excuse. We just haven't built a good enough car to win races this year. We're working hard, there's been a lot of improvements this year already, personnel changes and what have you, adding to the strong team we already have, so we will win races, it is a matter of time.

"It is very frustrating because when you've won races before and a world championship nothing else is good enough, but we're on the right track and that's the important thing."

When asked for his opinion on the drivers' title and who he thinks will clinch it between former team-mate Lewis Hamilton and championship leader Nico Rosberg, he said it was a hard choice but he doesn't doubt Hamilton has the speed to beat Rosberg.

"It's a tricky one, people say Lewis is quicker but Nico is more intelligent, but I don't know," he said. "I know how quick Lewis is, and if his head is in the right place, he will be unbeatable."

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