Button hoping to get back on track

Jenson Button is looking to end his recent miserable run at this weekend’s French Grand Prix.

After claiming his first points of the season with sixth in Spain towards the end of April, the Honda driver has since finished 11th in Turkey, Monaco and Canada.

In contrast, team-mate Rubens Barrichello has finally rediscovered his form by taking sixth and seventh in Monte Carlo and Montreal.

At a circuit Button professes to love – he was fifth and fourth in 2004 and 2005 when driving for BAR – the 28-year-old is hoping to get his season back on track.

“I’m looking forward to the race, particularly after a disappointing weekend in Canada where we were really off the pace,” said Button.

“I’ve had some good results in Magny Cours previously and the race can be quite exciting, so I expect us to have a better weekend there.”

Team principal Ross Brawn has set his sights high for the weekend, believing the Honda will be “back on the pace of our midfield competitors”.

Brawn added: “Whilst Rubens led the last race in Canada for a short time and scored valuable points, we are fully aware his race was helped by the safety car and retirements.

“But I expect a stronger performance this weekend and we will be looking to get into the points on the merit of the car’s performance.”

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