Button looks forward to new rules in 2014

McLaren’s Jenson Button is, perhaps, encountering his worst season in recent history.

The 2009 World Champion has not yet notched up a win this season and lies ninth with 60 points from 15 races. Since signing up for McLaren in 2010 he has not gone a year without winning a race, and this season he has not even got a chance to stand on the podium. 

He has four races left in the season to make amends but with the kind of car at his disposal, it doesn’t look like the 33-year-old can do much.

Excerpts: 

On McLaren’s poor season: We have improved. It’s probably that our car is far behind the top teams. We are trying very hard. We should be very happy about the rule changes in 2014. There are some massive changes in aerodynamics, down force, power unit and I think our team is capable of doing well. 

On being motivated despite a poor show: It is tricky. Every effort is now being focussed on the 2014 car. The present car will have no modifications. We will try to get the best out of this car. Obviously, it’s frustrating when you get up from the car and see that you are a minute behind the leader. 

On the rule changes for the 2014 season: With the new technical regulations, more teams will have a chance to win the championship. (Sebastian) Vettel has been dominating for the last few races and we must try to stop it, but apart from it we have also seen many interesting fights which means Formula One is still interesting.

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