Jenson Button has set McLaren the aim of closing the gap to Ferrari in the constructors' championship as a result of its upgrades at the Austrian Grand Prix.

McLaren arrives in Austria with a number of new parts for its car and buoyed by Button's fourth-place finish at the Canadian Grand Prix. While Button was keen to play down the significance of the upgrade, he said even a small gain in lap time could lead to a much more competitive car and believes third place in the constructors' is within reach.

"It's not that big," Button said. "We have upgrades, yes, but we've had upgrades at most races this year. So we're not going to suddenly be fighting at the front, but because the pack behind the first team is so close, even one tenth in a race makes a big difference; a 70 lap race is seven seconds. So hopefully it will make a big enough difference to score some good points like we have done in the last two races.

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"So that's got to be the aim. Interestingly we are only 21 points behind Ferrari in the constructors', which I don't know how that happened. And they are third in the constructors', so that has to be an aim for us to close that gap."

Team-mate Kevin Magnussen raced at Austrian circuit in World Series by Renault in 2013 but he said it would have limited benefit for him this year.

"I think when you've done one race you kind of forget the feeling," Magnussen said. "If you've been to a track ten times then you really know the track then. But it's good that I know the circuit and I can remember what I wanted from the car and what the limitations were of the car, but it is a very different car in Formula One. So I will take it as if I've never been here before."