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Disappointed Button says, McLaren won't win any race with current car

Last updated on: March 19, 2013 10:18 IST

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McLaren ace Jenson Button has claimed he won't win a single race this season with his current car after finishing ninth in the inaugural Australian Grand Prix on Sunday.

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Button delivered the brutal assessment when he said; the way the car is at the moment in the garage right now, is not going to win a race, the Guardian reported.


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It was a painful reality check for the senior driver in a leading team, one that is second only to Ferrari in terms of achievement in Formula One, the paper said. McLaren did not rule out going back to last year's car.

Button won the last race of 2012 in Brazil with the fastest car on the grid.

Button said in the last day of testing he was seeing what the car could do, but seeing the times that other people were doing was a surprise for them.

They understood it would be difficult, but arrived excited about the start of the season.


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Button's result on Sunday was about as much as he could have hoped for after he finished 10th in qualifying.

The disjointed Brit added that they need to bring updates and move this car forward.

Button said they have been in bad positions before and come back strong.


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