Jenson Button says McLaren is finally changing the way it works and is certain it will take the team back to the front of the grid.

McLaren endured a poor season in 2013, going the whole year without scoring a podium finish before team principal Martin Whitmarsh was replaced over the winter. Eric Boullier has since come in as racing director while Ron Dennis has returned as CEO and Button said McLaren is now changing its approach for the better.

"The positives I can say with the way the team is now, personally I likes seeing Ron at the circuit," Button said. "I think it has a positive impact on the team working [at the track], but obviously it's more based at the factory for Ron.

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"Before every session and after every session Eric is pushing the team very, very hard and talking to us guys a lot more than I'm used to - which is great - about getting our feedback and understanding what we have from the car and what we need from the car.

"Things at McLaren have been the same for many, many years, and now they're starting to change. I think it's time. It's definitely the right direction. I'm sure [Boullier] feels like he's got a lot of pressure on his shoulders ... I think it's going to be a tough few months now but an exciting few months for everyone involved with McLaren because we will make our way back to the front and when we do it's going to be enjoyed by all of us."

Pushed on the changes that Button has seen happening at McLaren, Button was slightly cryptic in his response.

"I think nobody within any Formula One team should feel comfortable in their role; in terms of if they don't do a good enough job they shouldn't be here. It's always been the same for a racing driver, if you don't perform then you don't get a contract and you don't race for that team the following year.

"I feel that should be the same with everyone within a team. You should never expect to be here the following year if you don't do a very good job. I'll leave it at that."