Button confident of finding balance

Jenson Button (6/1 Drivers’ Championship outright) is confident he’ll find the right car balance ahead of next week’s Monaco Grand Prix after struggling in recent races in Spain and Bahrain.

After a promising start to the campaign, the 2009 world champion has struggled to compete in the last month or so and, after the Spanish Grand Prix, admitted he was worried about how his car appears to have lost its early season pace.

Button has been doing plenty of work with his team during his week off and believes he is now closer than ever to finding the right balance throughout the car.

Monaco is once again expected to be one of the most exciting races in the calendar and will have an extra dimension added to it this year with the teams being able to use a new softer Pirelli tyre during proceedings.

The Englishman (8/1 Monaco Grand Prix outright), who won in Monaco in 2009, says he is now looking forward to trying out the new options and, although he accepts his McLaren isn’t perfect for the tight track, he is confident of getting back in contention in the principality.

“This year, we’ll be running Pirelli’s supersoft compound for the first time – which should be interesting,” he said.

“And while our car isn’t especially suited to the tighter confines of a track like Monaco, I’m optimistic of getting on top of the balance issues that have affected me for the past two races. It’s going to be a fantastic weekend.”

 

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