McLaren’s Jenson Button said he’s “quite happy” that he’s only got one more qualifying session to go this season, as his recent run of poor form continued at Interlagos.
Button failed to make it out of Q1 for the Brazilian Grand Prix, and rued a lack of balance from his car that resulted in a 17th-place starting spot.
“The car was well balanced yesterday, 10th-quickest, and today it’s a completely different car,” said Button, whose teammate Fernando Alonso made it to Q3 and will start 10th having, having lapped a second faster.
“Obviously you have the new engine, new gearbox, new rear-end on the car, but still…
“When it’s cooler, you normally pick up a lot more rear-end grip, but in the high-speed it’s just so on the nose that you destroy the rears for the low-speed.
“There’s no reason it should be so much on the nose, and it was like that since this morning, we’ve been off the pace and still are now.
“Only one more qualifying left, which at the moment I’m quite happy about. The last six races have been terrible, I don’t know why.”