Jenson Button says two-days of trouble-free running during the Austrian F1 test give him renewed confidence ahead of his 16th career British Grand Prix, following a torrid weekend at the Red Bull Ring.

Persistent problems for both Button and team-mate Fernando Alonso throughout the Austrian Grand Prix weekend consigned him to limited mileage, 25 places worth of grid penalties and just two laps at racing speed before he was forced to retire.

Though McLaren and Honda is yet to get the bottom of why he exited the race, Button was pleased to see Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne get some mileage in during the ensuing two-day F1 test, as he returns to home soil looking to overcome the nadir of Austria.

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"It was great that Fernando and Stoffel were able to do some positive running in Austria during the test, so we've firmly put the disappointments of race day behind us and I'm really looking forward to arriving in Silverstone. We're still struggling to achieve consistent reliability, so we're working really hard to find solutions to the issues we've been facing. Saying that, having two trouble-free days of running at the test has been a great motivation, and we're continuing to push for more progress in this area.

"It feels great to be heading back to Silverstone - a place I love going to every year - and it's a real privilege to be able to race in front of my home fans. No matter what happens during a race weekend, the fan support always makes the whole event extra special.

"Even though this will be my 16th outing at the British Grand Prix, seeing the Union Jacks out in the grandstands and the roar of the crowd still gives me goose bumps every time - it really is a magical feeling. Seeing the fans decked out in pink last year in honour of my dad was incredibly moving and something I'll never forget, too."