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Troubled Jenson Button fallen to eighth position



2012 Formula One opening race winner Jenson Button has now standing on eighth position in drivers’ standing. But his team-mate Lewis Hamilton leading the driver championship, Button is 43 points behind his team-mate.

2012 F1 produced seven different winners and the top three teams’ drivers leading the championship. But the McLaren speedy Jenson Button fallen to eighth position, he was set two podium finishes in this season, Australia in top podium and in China third place.

In last four races he was earned only two points, its gets from Spanish GP ninth place and other three races he was finished with empty.

Recently he struggled with Pirelli and his McLaren’s front aerodynamic trouble, and also he was tested many types of braking system. In Canadian GP he was struggled mainly with his car’s front grip problem. Also he was missed lots of time in Friday free practice due to his car oil leak problem and finally its solved and participate qualifying once again he can’t post a better flying because he ran in Q3 with soft compound, he was the only man Q3 ran with soft. And in race he was suffered high degradation.

Last four races Button can’t make a better qualifying position, the one solution is copy the Lewis Hamilton’s set up and avoid mistakes maximum.

“I haven’t got a clue what to do at the moment and every time we have good ideas we don’t seem to make any progress,” after the Montreal race, Button said.

“I love driving an F1 car so I am confident every time I jump in and then after two laps there is no grip anywhere.

“Out of the front pack I was the slowest by a long way, and I am not two seconds a lap slower than Lewis [Hamilton].”

“It’s not the tyres, it’s definitely not a tyre issue. I’m the only person who can’t drive the tyres? No, it is impossible.”

“I have massive degradation and I stopped before most runners and I was on the prime tyre. Obviously the car with a certain set-up is very quick but what I was driving was not a winning car.

“It’s been the same for the last couple of races and I don’t know why because it is normally something I am pretty good at. I’m driving round 1.5 seconds slower than the leaders and one is my team-mate but I can’t go any quicker.”

Now the 2009 world champion Jenson Button says that he need track time on Friday to find a clearer direction with the set-up, and he feel positive things, the Brit still expecting another great weekend coming and picking up the momentum again in the title fight.

“Canada was just one of those weekends where things didn’t come together – after some difficult races, I really needed the track time on Friday to find a clearer direction with the set-up, and, unfortunately, that didn’t happen due to a number of technical issues. And I think that set the tone for the rest of the weekend: we lacked the data we needed to tackle the race and we struggled. Still, there were important lessons to be learned from those issues, and we addressed everything back at MTC once we’d returned from Canada in a bid to get a clearer direction for Valencia next weekend. A day like that is enormously productive and I think we covered a lot of ground.

“The last few races haven’t delivered the results I’d like, but there are still 13 races to go. We’ve had seven different winners and no clear championship leader has emerged, so I’ll be looking to get a decent result under my belt next weekend in order to get my title bid back on track. I know just how strong Vodafone McLaren Mercedes can be.”

“Valencia is a track I really enjoy; I’ve already won on a street circuit this year so I’m definitely optimistic about having a great weekend and picking up the momentum again in the title fight.” He added

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