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Button: P7 is not too bad for us

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1186135_10151865337061413_725838330_nJenson Button says that finished on seventh place is not bad for McLaren, during the second-half of the session McLaren thought they might have a chance of a podium finish, but in the final phase of race both McLaren guys struggled with heavy tyre degradation.

“We thought we might have a chance of a podium, but in the end we didn’t have the pace to keep us ahead of the closing cars,” explained Button.

“It was good fun trying though, and we have to take risks if we want to get podium finishes this year. We expected to spend most of the race on the Option tyre, so we’d set the car up for that.”

“The Prime tyre didn’t work so well for me, and having to hold Kimi off for so long destroyed my rear tyres and made things very tricky. In the end, as I say, we simply didn’t have enough pace to stop him overtaking.

“It was a good try though, and a P7 finish isn’t too bad,” he concluded.

“We couldn’t have done any better with a different strategy, I’m certain of that, and I’m glad we got some good points for the team.”

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