Jenson Button says he knows there are overnight fixes to McLaren's problems but is hopeful he and the team can 'have some fun' at the Singapore Grand Prix.

The British driver is confident the tight and twisty nature of the Marina Bay street circuit will test the stronger areas of the McLaren MP4-30 car and have less of an emphasis on outright power, which Button hopes can relieve the pressure off of the under-performing Honda power unit after two consecutive high speed circuits in Spa and Monza.

McLaren's chassis and aero package is still considered one of the strongest in the F1 paddock along with Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull but is left stranded on a straights with the Honda power unit reportedly 10mph down in the speed traps.

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With shorter and fewer straights in Singapore compared to Spa and Monza Button is confident McLaren can enjoy some success similar to Hungary and Monaco but has ruled out any 'miracles'.

"Singapore is always such a special race," Button said. "We've had a couple of really challenging races, but we've said for a while that some of the circuits we go to towards the end of the season should be a bit better-suited to the stronger elements of our package.

"There's no denying it'll be hard work, and we aren't expecting miracles overnight. Singapore is a fantastic circuit, it's one of the longest races of the season in terms of time, and we quite often we see a Safety Car there. So, anything can happen.

"We're hoping to learn a lot about how our car works in this configuration, and take as many positives from the weekend as we can. Our car performs better on this type of circuit, so I hope we can have some fun this weekend."

Despite not notching up a Singapore Grand Prix victory during his career, the Marina Bay circuit has hosted some happy memories for the 2009 Formula 1 World Champion, having claimed four top five finishes including two consecutive second places in 2011 and 2012.

The 35-year-old says he and many of the drivers relish the challenge Singapore holds and even though his team have continually struggled in 2015 Button sees no reason why they can't make more fond memories this weekend.

"Every driver looks forward to the challenge of the Singapore Grand Prix. The heat, the artificial light, the bumps and the length of the race all add up to one of the biggest challenges of the season," he explained. "It's quickly become one of the most famous races on the calendar and it's easy to see why. There's a real buzz about the place from the moment you step off the plane."