Jenson Button has admitted he is relieved that his future with the McLaren-Honda team has been confirmed for another season, and confirmed he has strong faith the team will be a stronger force within Formula 1 in 2016.
On the back of another very challenging race in Japan two weeks ago, Button now arrives at the Sochi Autodrom for the Russian Grand Prix looking to maximise every session at the track, and hopes the team will be able to ‘iron out’ some of the issues they faced at Suzuka.
“Suzuka was a challenging race for us because of the nature of the track, but racing in Japan in front of Honda’s home crowd was an incredible experience and it really lifted everyone’s spirits,” said Button.
“I’m really pleased that my plans for next year have been confirmed – I’m fully committed to this team and have strong faith in the incredibly hard work that’s going on behind the scenes in Woking and Sakura. We’ll keep our heads down and keep pushing hard to improve our car at every race weekend.
“In Sochi, I had one of my best results of the year last season, and really enjoyed driving on a new track. The surface has a lot of grip, so I’m looking forward to seeing how our tyres perform there. We’ll work closely with our guys on both sides of the garage to get the most out of every session and iron out some of the issues we had in Suzuka.”