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Button struggles in Austin to finish P10 (VIDEO)

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.”

The Briton will be joined by Danish rookie Kevin Magnussen at McLaren next season.

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