• Hungarian Grand Prix

Button looks for positives

ESPNF1 Staff
August 1, 2010 « Petrov feeling 'wonderful' | »
Jenson Button leads Kamui Kobayashi during the Hungarian Grand Prix © Getty Images

Jenson Button took some positives out of a disappointing weekend for McLaren after finishing eighth in the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Button took home four points to leave him 14 points behind Mark Webber in the drivers' standings as team-mate Lewis Hamilton was forced to retire with a transmission problem.

"I got a good start off the line, but I went four abreast into Turn One, and got stuck on the outside, losing about four or five places," said Button. "So, from that position, finishing eighth wasn't too bad. I lost a lot of points, and for the team to take home only four points today is disappointing, but there isn't a very big points gap covering the top four drivers - I'm only 14 points behind the championship leader, after all - so it's still all to play for."

With almost a month's break before the next grand prix in Belgium, Button is confident the team can find some improvements to put them back in the hunt before then.

"It's been a tough weekend, but we'll come back fighting. We're a very positive and strong team, and we've been in difficult situations before, so we can definitely jump back from this - hopefully as soon as Spa-Francorchamps at the end of this month."