Button overjoyed with Montreal result
8 June 2014 – Jenson Button expressed his delight after finishing fourth in Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix, his best result since Australia.
The McLaren driver ran inside the top ten positions early on before making late-race gains and finally benefitting from a dramatic clash between Force India's Sergio Pérez and Williams driver Felipe Massa.
"The opening stint on the Option tyre was tough-going for me, so I decided to jump off it quite early and move to the Prime," said Button.
"I managed to fight my way through. I had a little dice with Fernando and Nico [Hülkenberg] – Fernando almost hit Nico at the hairpin, and had to dive down the inside. Then they both ran wide and I got down the inside of them.
"On the final lap, you never want to see an accident like Felipe and Checo's – but, fortunately, they both got out of their cars OK, which was good.
"We come out of this weekend knowing that there's a better overall feel to our car – it's encouraging that we're making progress. In a straightforward race, I wouldn't have finished fourth, but we did a good job today."
Button's rookie team-mate, Kevin Magnussen, took the chequered flag in ninth position.