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Button: We are back in the hunt

Jenson Button: Our pace at Hockenheim gives us cause for encouragement.

Britain's Jenson Button believes McLaren are right back in the hunt following the German Grand Prix and he is optimistic about his prospects ahead of the race at the Hungaroring this Sunday.

Button had had a woeful run until his second place finish at Hockenheim, picking up just seven points in the previous six races. However after battling it out at the front last weekend, he is confident he should be able to do the same in Hungary, scene for the eleventh round in the F1 2012 World Championship.

“The result in Germany puts us right back in the hunt,” Button confirmed. “In that situation, there's nothing better than a back-to-back weekender: you return to the cockpit almost before you've unpacked your bags from the previous race, so it's great to carry forward that momentum.

“Of course, Hungary's a very special place for me: I won my first grand prix there back in 2006, I celebrated my 200th grand prix there on the Saturday evening with some of my oldest friends and colleagues in the paddock and I went on to win the grand prix on Sunday. It was the perfect weekend.

“And there's every reason to believe we can get another good result this year. Our pace at Hockenheim gives us cause for encouragement – it's just that, as always, we'll need to run flawlessly through qualifying and the race if we're to be in the hunt at the end.

“That high level of performance shows just how close things currently are at the top in F1.

“I'm satisfied that we're pushing hard enough to be up at the sharp end, so it would be fantastic to take home a winning result to reward all our recent hard work.”

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22.07.2012 - Race, Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27
22.07.2012 - Race, Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27
22.07.2012 - Race, Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27
22.07.2012 - Race, Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27
21.07.2012 - Qualifying, Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27
22.07.2012 - Race, Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27
Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes

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bob - Unregistered

July 26, 2012 12:22 PM

@Spectrum Guy "...yes Button's car wasnt 1 sec faster it was almost 2 sec faster..." Some people really are as dumb as a bucket of hammers! At no point in 2009 was the Brawn even 1 sec quicker than the rest of the field, let alone 2 seconds. The biggest margin that the Brawn out qualified then next best car was by 0.628 sec at the very first race in Australia. And for your info, the fastest lap time for a Brawn in that same race was 0.314 sec SLOWER than the fastest lap time set by Rosberg. And Turkey, the Brawn of Button qualified 0.105 sec SLOWER than Vettel, who was on pole. And yes, Button's Brawn was the fastest during the race, posting the fastest lap. A HUGE 0.043 sec quicker than the next best car. Not really 2 seconds is it? In fact, the top 10 fastest laps of the race were covered by 0.635sec. I suggest you get your facts right before vomiting garbage on here in the future.

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