McLaren man Jenson Button has said that while F1 2010 may not have gone quite as he had hoped, he is confident all of his experiences will help 'benefit' him next year.

Button ended the season with a pretty good display in Abu Dhabi and having qualified fourth he made good use of it to eventually claim the final place on the rostrum, less than a second behind his team-mate, Lewis Hamilton.

That result helped ensure McLaren ended the season second in the Constructors' and while Button was only fifth in the drivers', he was still pleased with his year overall, although he did concede he will have to do better in qualifying in 2011.

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"It's been an exciting year for F1. We've all had our ups and downs, including the new world champion Sebastian [Vettel]. But he's a very talented driver and he thoroughly deserves his success," said Button.

"It was nice to be on the podium with the new world champion, and with Lewis, who was of course the 2008 world champion.

"Our main aim today was to clinch second place in the constructors' world championship, and we did that comfortably.

"During the year I've had some very good Sundays but some difficult Saturdays - and that's something I'm going to work on over the winter.

"Overall, however, I'm very happy with my first season at Vodafone McLaren Mercedes I want to say thank you to the entire team.

"It didn't turn out quite as we'd hoped, but there have been a lot of good days and a lot of good experiences that we can use to benefit our 2011 campaign," he concluded.