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Button expecting McLaren pace will be better in the race

McLaren’s Jenson Button washed out from qualifying Q1. 2009 world champion set 13th quickest lap, this is his second repeated start from below the tenth place. Button one place shifted from the position by advantage of Pastor Maldonado’s 10 places grid penalty.

“Monaco is all about qualifying – that’s just the way it is – but I didn’t quite have the pace this afternoon,” he explained.

“The car felt good this morning and we looked strong, but then we couldn’t translate that performance when it mattered.

“It’s strange, because it’s there at certain points of the weekend – even this morning, in P3, the car felt good and I was pretty happy. I’m hoping that our pace will be better in the race – but it’s very tricky to overtake here. The drivers around me are going to be on the same strategy, so it’s going to be tough but as always we’ll do our best.”


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