Jenson Button expects McLaren to be more competitive in this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix.
The team finished in the bottom half of the points in Malaysia after scoring a double top three in Australia. Button believes the nature of the Sepang circuit exposed the weaknesses of the MP4-29 and Bahrain should suit them better.
“We have a good engine which helps us here,” said Button in today’s press conference.
“There isn’t as much high-speed as Malaysia. Malaysia was also hot, so hot and high speed corners is very tricky for us. It’s an area we know we’ve got to work on, high-speed downforce. So here should be quite a bit better.”
Button added the 100kg fuel limit will have a greater effect on this race.
“Fuel consumption is pretty tricky here though, I think for everyone, some more than others for some reason,” he said. “So there’s a lot of work needed before the race to get the right balance.”
“And for a night race – our first night race here which should be pretty interesting.”
2014 Bahrain Grand Prix
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