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Button working flat-out to resolve handling problems

ESPNF1 Staff
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Jenson Button had a tough weekend in Malaysia © Sutton Images

Jenson Button has flown back to Woking to work in McLaren's simulator in the hope of resolving some of the set-up problems he experienced at the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Button finished eighth in Sepang after struggling with the balance of his car all weekend and compromising his race strategy by making an early pit stop to change tyres. He is now hoping that working in the team's state-of-the-art computer simulator will resolve some of the problems he experienced.

"30 hours is a lot of flying for one day's work but I'm sure it's worth it," he told the Daily Mail. "I am not 100% happy with the balance of the car. Hopefully we can sort out some of the problems in the simulator. There is no team like this for solving issues."

After his visit to the factory this week, Button will fly back to Japan in order to spend some time with his girlfriend Jessica Michibata and acclimatise ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix.

'It's a long way back [to Japan] but they wouldn't be sending me to Woking unless there were a few things to test.'

He added he was confident he could close the gap to the pace-setting Red Bulls.

"We are excited about getting it right," he said.