Jenson Button has played down McLaren-Honda's breakthrough in the Monaco Grand Prix going forward, saying he expects the Canadian Grand Prix to prove something of a challenge for the team.

Button got McLaren off the mark for the first time in 2015 last time out in Monaco with an eighth place finish, but accepted the car performed competitively in part due to the unique, low-speed characteristics of the circuit.

With the next race at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve set to offer entirely different challenges, though Button has confidence in the car the through the corners, he thinks he will be left compromised on the straights.

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"It is a low speed circuit in Monaco, it is mostly mechanical grip in the low speed corners, so you learn a lot about the mechanical set up of the car on different tyres," he said. "We still struggle to get tyre temperature, it is a big issue for us still.

"I think we understand the car very well and Canada is mostly low speed corners, but there are a couple of long straights which will be tricky for us. We will see how it goes, I think we can make the car as slippery as possible."

Button's team-mate Fernando Alonso is yet to score in 2015 after retiring with mechanical problems whilst running ninth in the Monaco Grand Prix.