Formula One News » F1 2013 – Button keeps the faith Posted on 19/06/2013
Jenson Button has revealed McLaren are united behind Martin Whitmarsh and that he is a “really good leader”.
Speaking to skysports Button said “As far as I know everyone’s united, yes.
“Martin’s is a really good leader and he’s a proper human being as well. He’s a guy that you can trust, you can believe in. I feel that everyone at the factory, all the people I speak to when I’m there feel exactly the same.
“It’s so difficult for a Team Principal when a team that normally wins grands prix suddenly isn’t winning grands prix, but I think he is the best leader to bring us through this difficult time.”
“There are many things a driver needs to be good at here, but he also needs to be working with a good team and driving a good car,”
“With us, this grand prix is going to be a difficult one. But I think we’ll be stronger here than the previous races because it is a fast flowing circuit.
“I think we do have OK downforce, but the problem for us has been the ride quality of the car.
“There is a massive amount of movement of the car which really hurts the airflow and hurts the aerodynamics. Here it shouldn’t be so much of problem, except for Turn 1 [Abbey] which is going to be a little tricky for us.”
Speaking to Autosport, Button said “Even in the difficult times, that are much worse than now, I still love coming to Silverstone because of the support you get from the crowd,”
“I remember going on stage back in 2008 when we were really poor with Honda, and still I received massive support, which was really nice and that really helped me for the rest of the season.
“I’m looking forward to racing here and hopefully seeing a full house. We will fight and do the best we can.
“It’s going to be very difficult [to get] even a podium, but the most important thing for us is to get the best out of what we have.
“Hopefully that will be enough for the fans we want to do so well for, because they’ve been so supportive.”