Button: Confidence high at McLaren ahead of home GP

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Jenson Button insists that the McLaren team remains confident ahead of this weekend’s British Grand Prix despite enduring a tough start to the 2015 Formula 1 season.

Due to a variety of problems with the MP4-30 car and new Honda power unit, McLaren has been limited to just four points in the opening eight races of the season.

The team hit a low ebb two weeks ago in Austria as both Button and Fernando Alonso were forced to retire within the first ten laps of the race.

However, the Briton says that confidence remains high at Woking in spite of these difficulties.

“The confidence is high within the team,” Button said. “You might say why is that, as the last two races have been very difficult, which they have, but there is a massive belief within the team that we will improve.

“There is a lot in the pipeline. I don’t want to look too far into the future, you know, I’m on of those people that wants to live in the moment and do the best I can right now.

“It’s the British Grand Prix, in front of them home crowd and I’m really looking forward to it and I will maximize what we have this weekend.”

Button has never finished on the podium at his home grand prix, and although there is little chance of that changing this weekend, he is excited to be racing at Silverstone.

“Every race that we race in is a special race, you can find reasons to be excited, but when it’s your home grand prix it’s always very special,” Button said.

“The British fans and public whether it’s raining, 32 degrees, there’s a British guy at the front or a British guy at the back, they will always be here to support us, which is fantastic.

“It’s always a very, very special atmosphere here and I’m really looking forward to the weekend.”