Nov 17, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT
Jenson Button endured a difficult United States Grand Prix weekend in Austin that came to a disappointing end today as he picked up just one point for tenth place.
McLaren has suffered from a severe lack in form in 2013 thanks to the poor pace of the MP4-28 car. Nevertheless, with teammate Sergio Perez qualifying and finishing seventh at the Circuit of the Americas, Button had hoped for better.
“Even though I was only battling for a single world championship point, I still wanted to do the best job I could this afternoon,” Button said. “As in all the past few races, I made contact with another car on the first lap – and that contact broke my left-hand front-wing endplate. It wasn’t quite as bad as in Abu Dhabi, but it still left me with quite a lot of understeer.”
The 2009 world champion is hoping for better luck in Brazil next weekend at the final round of the season.
“Now, I’m hoping for a trouble-free, exciting and prosperous final grand prix of the season in Brazil next weekend.”