Jenson Button says he is positive about his chances in the British Grand Prix having returned to the points in the European Grand Prix in Valencia.

Having failed to score in the two previous events, Button finished eighth in Spain having also secured his best grid slot since starting from the second row of the grid in Bahrain back in April.

Although a poor start from ninth on the grid prevented him from finishing higher, Button admitted he had more confidence in his car having found a better balance during the Spanish weekend.

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"In terms of the car I was much happier over the weekend," he told the Press Association. "Saturday I was very strong in qualifying, the car felt good, but the last run in Q3 didn't work out. The race was then not as good as on Saturday, in fact it was a mess, kickstarted by a problem with the clutch I had off the line.

"After that the race was such that I could have been 15th, I could have been on the podium. You never know. You luck into that sort of result. It was just a very strange race, one in which we stuck to our guns and strategy. We didn't do anything wrong, we just didn't do anything exciting.

"But I do take something away from the weekend in that I was much happier with the balance. I think we found something."

Button hasn't yet finished on the podium at Silverstone in a dozen attempts but he said was positive about his chances on home soil this time around.

"For us the next race is our home grand prix, with home support," he said. "A lot more importantly it's a high-speed circuit which should suit us better than these low-speed ones, so there's hope. I'll be going there positive."