Button: Just a matter of time until we win again
13 July 2014 – Jenson Button believes that it is "just a matter of time" until McLaren returns to winning ways.
Although the outfit started the season strongly with a double podium result at the Australian Grand Prix, Button and rookie team-mate Kevin Magnussen struggled to make an impact on the frontrunners in the following races.
But a recent surge in form, which has seen Button claim two fourth place finishes in three events, has boosted the former World Champion's confidence, enough for him to suggest that victories are not too far away.
"It's been a very tough year. We're not at the front, where we're used to being, but we're getting stronger," Button explained in an interview with radio station talkSPORT. "The British Grand Prix showed that as we qualified third in tricky conditions and almost got a podium.
"We've got the best engine, which is the Mercedes, so we don't have that excuse. We just haven't built a good enough car to win races this year. We're working hard though and there have been a lot of improvements already. We will win races it's just a matter of time.
"It is frustrating because when you have won races and a championship before, nothing else is good enough, but we're on the right track and that's the most important thing."
McLaren's most recent Formula 1 victory came at the 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix, courtesy of Button.