Updated: 13/07/2012 10:37 | By pa.press.net

Button wants answers from McLaren



Jenson Button is concerned over McLaren's current form

Jenson Button is concerned over McLaren's current form

Jenson Button believes a meeting of McLaren's top brass on Tuesday will prove to be no holds barred in a bid to get to the bottom of the team's current woes.

Just four weeks ago in Canada team-mate Lewis Hamilton grabbed a stirring victory to reclaim the lead in the championship race. But two races later, Hamilton has crashed to 37 points behind Ferrari's Fernando Alonso after a disappointing British Grand Prix in which both McLarens were hopelessly off the pace.

As for Button, he has endured his share of issues after a solid start to the campaign, notably winning the opener in Australia. Speaking to Press Association Sport, Button said: "You don't look at the title picture until the last few races. Instead you just drive and you try and pick up as many points as you can, but lately that's been difficult for me."

After another sorry run at Silverstone, the 32-year-old was left to point an accusing finger on this occasion at an under-performing car.

Now 79 points adrift of Alonso, Button's title hopes are all but over after collecting just seven points from the last six grands prix, which means answers will be sought at Tuesday's meeting at their headquarters in Woking.

Button added: "As a team, the last few races have been difficult, and we're now fourth in the constructors' (championship).

"That's something we have to sort out because we can't end the season there, or worse. We have to improve.

"We've a technical meeting which is going to be a sombre one, but I'm sure everyone is going to be very aggressive about trying to improve this car.

"This is a team that's won multiple world championships and you have two guys in the hot seat that have won world titles as well, and have been very competitive over the last couple of years.

"We will get back to being strong, it's just a matter of time. I just hope it happens sooner rather than later."

4Comments
09/07/2012 22:08
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Jenson has won a race this year (Australia) so cant have had 13 races without a podium!
11/07/2012 01:44
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What could you expect,  WHIRTMASH is not downhearted
11/07/2012 19:21
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well the car needs to be fast & the pit team?
11/07/2012 10:09
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are we there yet......... it means at silverstone.

but at this rate it will be everywhere...

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