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McLaren ‘A Long Way Off’ Says Button

Date: 17th March 2013 at 11:30 am | Filed under: Drivers,Formula 1 News,McLaren | Author: | Tags: , , | image © Action Images

believes that McLaren are some way off of the pace of their rivals.

The Brit finished the Australian Grand Prix in ninth, whilst team-mate failed to score a point.

Button said after the race that he concerned by the lack of pace, stating that the team did well in the end:

“We definitely were not getting any more points than that,” he said.

“We definitely weren’t quick and I think we made the right calls considering what condition we had the tyres in after qualifying. The last four laps of the race were tough because my prime-tyre stints were very, very long because of the short ‘option’ stint.

“But we got it home and got a couple of points, so that’s not bad. I think as a team we did a great job this weekend but we’re not quick enough and there’s a lot of work we need to do to move forward and challenge the front guys.

“We’re a long way off.”

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