McLaren "not patting itself on the back" - Button

Jenson Button says McLaren will not be "patting itself on the back" after scoring its first points of the 2015 Formula 1 season in the Monaco Grand Prix.

Button put an end to the Woking team's points drought by finishing in eighth place in the principality following McLaren's strongest weekend of the year yet.

Although the Briton said he was pretty happy with the first points, he admitted a distant eighth shows there is still a long way to go.

"It's a very good day. We're not going to pat ourselves on the back too much after P8, but we got the maximum out of the car," said Button.

"The pace didn't seem too bad compared to the cars in front, so I'm reasonably happy - it's good to be so far up, and through outright pace too.

"This is one of the better circuits for us; I don't how we'll be in Canada - low speed corners but long straights.

"We'll have to make the car as slippery as possible if we want to score points again."

Teammate Fernando Alonso was also running in the points but retired with a gearbox failure on lap 41.

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Series Formula 1
Event Monaco GP
Track Monte Carlo
Drivers Jenson Button
Teams McLaren
Article type Breaking news