Jenson Button believes the conditions and strategy options are going to make for an exciting Canadian Grand Prix.

In Q2, Button finished eighth quickest and progressed to the final part of qualifying but team-mate Kevin Magnussen missed out having been just 0.096s slower than Button. With the midfield pack so evenly matched, Button said getting the strategy right would be crucial but is likely to give the teams a tough race from the pit wall.

"It's going to be such a difficult afternoon for everyone, which is great," Button said. "We're not in a position we are happy with; in terms of being ninth and 12th it isn't great. I think with hot temperatures it really could mix it up. Maybe starting outside the top ten is a good thing, maybe it's not.

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"In terms of what tyres you start on or whether you have new tyres. People are thinking about doing one stop or two stop or three stop; there are so many different scenarios and I think that's good for Formula One in terms of I think it will make the race interesting. We just have to make sure that we are the people that make the right call. We're pretty good at that as a team, so we will just keep on top of it."

Team-mate Magnussen believes the secret to a strong race lies in having a car set up to overtake on the long straights in Montreal.

"Good straight-line speed is going to be very important if you're starting at the back [of that pack] as we are," Magnussen said. "Overtaking is going to be very important, but it might be very hot so degradation could be bad as well. So looking after the tyres and keeping temperatures down will be very important."