Button seeks return to form

Jenson Button has insisted that he now has a ‘good understanding’ of his recent McLaren problems and is looking to put them behind them at this weekend’s European Grand Prix (Button 14/1 Race Winner).

The 2009 champion made a fantastic start to the season by winning in Australia before following that up with a second-place finish in the third race of the season in China.

However, he has found life a whole lot more difficult of late, picking up just two points in the last four races as he has slumped to eighth in the standings, 43 points behind team-mate Lewis Hamilton (Hamilton 6/4 fav, Button 25/1 World Drivers’ Championship Outright).

The difference between the two has highlighted last time out in Montreal with Hamilton taking the chequered flag, while Button floundered back in 16th after suffering badly with tyre wear.

However, Button is confident that he and his team have solved the issues that he has been suffering with and is hopeful of bouncing back in Valencia.

“I’ve done a hell of a lot of laps in the simulator with this set-up I’m starting with. We should be able to get on top of it pretty quickly,” he said.

“We do have a very good understanding of Canada, yes. Whether we’ve improved it for this race we have to wait and see.

“I think we have a good understanding of the reasons why that was occurring. I think in a way we’ve understood the tyres a lot more because of that.”

Asked specifically if he was confident he could bounce back and take the chequered flag this weekend, Button said: “100%. Having seven winners (in seven races) this year is a shock to everyone.

“I’ve got as good a chance as anyone.”

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