Button: Canada not an accurate reflection
24 June 2013 – Jenson Button has targeted "a more representative weekend" at the British Grand Prix, with the McLaren driver confident that his disappointing run to 12th position in Montreal was not a true representation of the team's current position.
Although the 2009 World Champion, who has never finished on the podium at his home race, refused to unduly raise expectations ahead of the event, he reckons the MP4-28 will be better-suited to the high speed nature of the Silverstone circuit.
"After our difficult weekend in Canada, I’ll be hoping for a more representative weekend at home," Button commented. "Although the race in Montreal was disappointing, I still feel that it wasn’t a fully accurate reflection of where we are as a team – on a smoother track like Silverstone, I’m optimistic that we’ll fare better.
"Of course, I don’t want to raise everyone’s expectations: I think the fans know what to expect. For me, my goal will be to get the maximum from the package and to race as hard as I can – that’ll be a satisfactory outcome for me next weekend."
Button's personal best result at Silverstone currently stands as fourth, achieved while driving for BAR in 2004 and during his maiden season at McLaren in 2010.