Button eyeing improved low fuel balance
25 July 2014 – Jenson Button says he is searching for better balance on low fuel runs after the opening day of practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix.
The McLaren driver finished ninth on Friday's combined timesheets, 1.752 seconds down on Lewis Hamilton's pace-setting Mercedes and six tenths behind rookie team-mate Kevin Magnussen.
"I had a relatively good run on the Soft tyre using high fuel, so I'm feeling happier about that, but the balance over a single lap is something we need to concentrate on tonight," said the former World Champion.
"It was quite difficult to be consistent; the car felt different from corner to corner, from lap to lap. I like a precise car, and we didn't quite nail that – but I think we know why that is and we'll change it. I'm not too worried."
Button is hoping that McLaren will be able to take advantage of a seemingly below par Williams this weekend.
"Looking at the timesheets, it's quite difficult to know where we stand – we're not up there with the Mercedes or the Red Bulls, but the Williams cars seem a little less competitive compared to the last race," he commented.
McLaren holds sixth in the Constructors' standings ahead of the event, two points behind Force India.