Jenson Button is expecting the recent banning of the FRIC suspension system to have a greater influence on the hierarchy in Hungary than it did in Germany.

All teams removed the Front and Rear Interconnecting suspension systems from their cars ahead of the German Grand Prix after it was outlawed by the FIA, with mixed opinions on whether the ban had had an effect on the performance of the cars.

However, Button believes its influence will prove more noticeable at the Hungaroring, a circuit that is notorious for its bumpy surface and challenging kerbs, suggesting teams that weren't so reliant on the system stand to perform better.

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With this in mind, Button is confident McLaren-Mercedes is well positioned to capitalise in Hungary having only used FRIC 'on and off for three years'.

"It is a quirky little circuit, quite bumpy," he said. "It will be interesting to see how different the cars are without the FRIC system around here because a bumpy circuit is an issue if you don't have a FRIC system. It should benefit the people who are used to not working with it.

"I think our system was good but others put more time and effort into it and probably spent more on it, whereas we have been working in other areas. We are used to running without the system -we had it on and off the car for three years."

Reflecting on his difficult weekend in Germany after strategic errors left him down in eighth position by the chequered flag having run as high as sixth, Button remains certain that development of the car is heading in the right direction.

"We made a few mistakes in the race at Hockenheim, but I think we are still quite a way off the Mercedes, Williams and Red Bull - after that we are OK. We have made some improvements, the car is feeling a bit better which is nice and we are definitely going in the right direction, but it takes so long.

"The car should work reasonably well here with the package we had for Hockenheim should benefit us more here. We don't have the super soft tyres here either, which is a tyre we find difficult to work with."