• European Grand Prix

Button upbeat heading to Silverstone

ESPNF1 Staff
June 27, 2010
Jenson Button recovered from seventh to finish on the podium © Sutton Images

Jenson Button said it was 'amazing' for his McLaren team to be heading to its home race at Silverstone leading the drivers' and constructors' standings.

Button finished recovered from seventh on the grid to finish third behind team-mate Lewis Hamilton in Sunday's European Grand Prix and is only six points behind in the fight for the championship.

"It is amazing for our team and us, two Brits heading into Silverstone first and second in the championship," said Button. "We also head into that race with an update for the car, we didn't have anything here and we came away with a reasonably good result, it is all positive. We couldn't ask for anything else.

Button's third place, however, is under investigation after he overtook the safety car after Mark Webber's crash.

"I don't think I was surprised by the speed but starting seventh and finishing third... I was definitely helped out by the safety car.

"I had the safety car line and the safety car warning from the team when I came around the last corner of the lap, which is a full-speed corner. I went around that and slowed down after that corner. The problem was where I was on circuit was the end of lap so I couldn't slow down."