Wet weather once again brought out the best in Jenson Button and his Honda package in qualifying for the team's home round in Japan at the Fuji Speedway.

Reviving memories of his win in Hungary last year, the tricky conditions did a good job of disguising the deficiencies in the RA107 package, the car's lack of downforce not so much in evidence here.

Coupled to Button's reputedly smooth style of driving, he was able to get the Honda up into an impressive seventh place on the grid, becoming sixth when he moves ahead of Nico Rosberg following his penalty.

Both his and the team's best qualifying position of the season, Button hailed the difficult weather conditions rather than his car and is now hoping the wet weather will return for the race to give him the chance to scoring some much needed points.

"I love these wet conditions! A really good qualifying session today and I am obviously pleased that we put in a strong performance at our home race and in front of all the Honda fans here at Fuji.

"They were pretty tough conditions out there with the track getting greasy towards the end and it was difficult to know which tyres to be on. The third session was more difficult as we were running our race fuel levels but I'm happy to have qualified seventh but be starting from sixth on the grid tomorrow.

"The driver can really make a difference in these conditions so we will be hoping for a wet race as we have a great starting position and there is everything to play for at this end of the grid. I'm really looking forward to the race tomorrow and if it is wet then we have a chance to score some points."

 

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