The McLaren Formula One team head to this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix looking to bounce back from a disappointing race last time out at the German Grand Prix in Hockenheim where despite Kevin Magnussen equally his best F1 qualifying performance starting the race from 4th place on the grid and finished the race in 9th place following a first corner racing incident with Williams Martini Racing Felipe Massa.
Jenson Button had an equally difficult race. The 2009 world champion started the race from 11th place on the grid and finished the race in 8th place. Button was involved in a clash with former McLaren team mate Lewis Hamilton. However after watching the race over Button said that he overreacted in relation to the clash with Hamilton.
The Woking based outfit have a good record in Hungary having won there with Lewis Hamilton in both 2011 and 2012.
The team have had a difficult time of it since they scored a double finish in the opening race of the season in Australia. However Kevin Magnussen's fourth place grid start in Germany shows that the team are gradually making progress. They head to Hungary hoping to overtake Sahara Force India in the Constructors championship as the Silverstone based squad are two points ahead of McLaren in the race for 5th place.
Speaking ahead of this weekend's last Grand Prix before the month long Summer break Jenson Button said:
'As you know, this has been a special place for me for some time. I won my first grand prix here back in 2006 – it was one of those day when everything seemed to go my way – and I won my 200th grand prix here. That was an emotional day – and it was back in 2011 – I can’t believe it was nearly 60 races ago.