Jenson Button feels he missed out on a more profitable result in Monaco after getting stuck in traffic midway through the race as he claimed ninth place.

The McLaren-Honda driver opted for an aggressive tyre strategy in the wet-to-dry race at the Principality but his charge was somewhat diluted with his rivals opting for similar plans.

Despite this, Button felt those on an alternate strategy but who were ultimately slower cost him the opportunity of finishing higher in the pecking order and challenging his team-mate Fernando Alonso in fifth.

"There as definitively more to come today," Button said. "I pitted probably at the right time, but the problem was that as soon as I pitted, everyone else pitted. it was a bit of a pain and I was also stuck behind the Manors.

"I think the communication between the team and myself wasn't that good, because we should have got out ahead of the Manors, because you can't really overtake around here. Even with a 4s gap on lap time it's almost impossible to overtake, so if I'd known that I wouldn't have pitted so early.

"It was a bit of a mistake, but we got good points and we wouldn't have got that many points if it was dry.

"I think we made the right calls in terms of tyre performance but not in terms of traffic. But we got good points for the team."

Button's comments come as a reflection on the British team's turn of fortunes compared to 12 months ago, with the former F1 world champion claiming his third consecutive points finish - Button only managed four points finishes in total last year.

Button's ninth, coupled with Alonso's fifth, sees McLaren rise to seventh in the F1 world constructors' championship and only six points off of Toro Rosso in sixth.



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