Jenson Button says the stewards need to clampdown on drivers running wide at Turn 8 following practice for the Austrian Grand Prix.

A number of drivers were running wide at the penultimate corner, making use of a large run-off area to carry more speed. Race director Charlie Whiting said he would "inform drivers of the future policy" following the end of practice and Button admitted it was dangerous for drivers to take too many liberties with the corner.

"There will probably be a couple of talking points in the drivers' briefing tonight," Button said. "The pit entry at Turn Eight is tricky; I tried to go round the outside of someone who was pitting, but I just went straight on because I was on the marbles. So that might need a little look.

"Additionally, the exit of Turn Eight needs looking at - it's seemingly quicker to run with all four wheels off the track, but it's a bit more dangerous because you run out of asphalt and have to get back on the track before it grasses over.

"Still, today was fun. It's always nice to go to a high-speed track like this - we don't have too many of them left any more - it's very relaxed, it's old-school, a good mix. We love the glamour of Monaco and the city races like Montreal and Singapore, but it's nice to have these old-school tracks, too."

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On the potential for McLaren in Austria, Button said the focus would be on damage limitation against Ferrari, Williams and Force India in the battle for third in the constructors' championship.

"For us, it was a relatively productive day. We're still struggling with graining on the Supersoft tyre, as we did in Canada, but the Prime seemed good on both our short- and long-runs. Our aim will be to make progress and, at tracks that are less suited to our package, to not drop too much ground to the teams ahead of us. Eventually, it would be nice to be able to challenge the teams ahead of us in the constructors' fight."