Honda's Jenson Button has admitted that they will struggle to get any more points this coming weekend in Brazil - unless there is rain.

Jenson managed to achieve his best result of the season earlier this month in China, when he brought his RA107 home in fifth place. However without the changeable conditions at Shanghai he would have been nowhere and as such he knows it won't be easy to add to his tally this coming Sunday.

"I had a really good race at Interlagos last year [and finished third] and it would be great for everybody at Honda if we could round off this season on an upbeat note, however in a dry race it remains difficult for us to finish in the points," confirmed the Englishman.

Asked about Interlagos, Jenson added that it can be 'particularly challenging' for the drivers' as it is one of only two anti-clockwise circuits on the calendar.

"This takes a big toll, using muscles in the neck which aren't used to such an extent on other F1 circuits," he explained. "The track is also notoriously bumpy and the key to getting a good lap is having total confidence in your car and understanding where all the bumps are and doing your best to minimise their impact.

"You can overtake at turn one, which I did in last year's race, and also into Bico de Pato. The race is often wet and then without doubt the biggest challenge is the long left-hand turn three."

Honda's senior technical director, Shuhei Nakamoto meanwhile has promised that they will pull out all the stops to get a good result at the season finale.

"The Chinese Grand Prix was a challenging race due to the changeable weather conditions and our drivers lost ground in the early laps as they battled with understeer. We were therefore very pleased to pick up some valuable points due to a good strategy and a great drive from Jenson," he added.

"Looking ahead to the final race of the season in Brazil now, the main challenge at Interlagos is finding the best set-up on this bumpy circuit with its combination of low and high speed corners. I am very proud that the team has kept pushing this year and we will be doing our utmost to end the season on a high note," he summed-up.

 

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