Jenson Button believes McLaren could have the beating of Williams at the Singapore Grand Prix as the result of a large package of upgrades.

Williams capitalised on the Monza circuit suiting its car by securing third and fourth places in the Italian Grand Prix, while McLaren was left fighting with the likes of Ferrari and Red Bull. Having been similarly competitive in Belgium, Button said a big upgrade should help the team at least maintain its position fighting nearer the front.

"We have had updates at every race - which is nice to see - but here it's bigger than normal," Button said. "I think we need it really because high-downforce circuits have really been our weakness, but this will put us probably where we were in the last couple of races hopefully, in terms of our pace.

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"It's going to be mixed up a little bit because I don't think the Williams will be as strong as they were in the last couple of races. They are very efficient at high-speed circuits, but then you will have the Red Bulls that will be very quick here - probably quicker than us - so I don't think our position will change too much."

With a ban on certain team radio messages coming in to force in Singapore, Button believes it is another change which could prove beneficial to him. Asked if experience would help in such a situation, Button replied: "Hopefully yeah!

"We've made such a big deal about it that probably [young drivers] won't [struggle] because they will be spending days going through the data and understanding the data that they didn't ever know existed."