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Button targets stronger qualifying

Jenson Button: It's going to be important to get a handle on the car in qualifying. At the last two races, Q2 hasn't gone my way...

McLaren's Jenson Button has conceded it will be vital he qualifies better in Canada, if he is to stand any chance of scoring decent points.

Button has managed to notch up just two points in the last three races and having failed to make it through to the final phase of qualifying in both Spain and Monaco, he knows that is something he cannot afford to keep doing, if he is to stand any chance of getting back into championship contention and cutting the 31-point deficit to current championship leader, Fernando Alonso.

Button took a sensational win at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve 12 months ago and a repeat victory would be timely now to kick start his faltering F1 2012 title bid.

“Obviously, returning to Montreal will be an extremely proud and happy moment for me," he commented.

“My win there last year was one of those rare occasions when everything just came right – it's still hard to believe that I was running in last place past half-distance and yet still managed to come through and take victory on the final lap. The memories of that win will always be with me.

“Montreal is always a race I look forward to though, anyway. The city has such a great vibe to it, the people are friendly and extremely welcoming and the fans are incredibly passionate.

“It's the perfect place to go racing and you can feel the excitement building literally as soon as you step off the plane.

“Next weekend, though, it's going to be important to get a handle on the car in qualifying. At the last two races, Q2 hasn't gone my way, so, no matter what pace you have in the race, you're still compromised on Sunday afternoon, particularly as the pack is so tightly bunched at the moment.

“My aim will be to have a stronger qualifying performance and to be able to build on that in the race.”



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27.05.2012- Race, Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27
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27.05.2012- Race, Crash, Heikki Kovalainen (FIN) Caterham F1 Team CT01 and Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27
27.05.2012- Race, Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27
24.05.2012- Free Practice 2, Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27
24.05.2012- Free Practice 2, Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27

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LJ - Unregistered

June 01, 2012 10:33 PM

Well the Mclarens should be better at Montreal. Mercedes in theory should be good too, but it's a quite a low grip surface, so we will see which driver can cope with this the best. My prediction: Hamilton get pole and possibly first win. Button back on form top 2. Massa will drop back out of the top 10. Alonso to get another podium. Lotus to struggle with lower temps.



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