Mclaren duo encouraged after stronger weekend in Germany

Mclaren bounced back from its disappointing weekend in Silverstone with an encouraging result in Germany with a double top eight finish.

Jenson Button and Sergio Perez both praised the steps forward taken by the team over the last week, which saw them finish sixth and eight respectively at the Nurburgring.

2009 World Champion Jenson Button said: “There are a lot of positives to take away from this weekend; our pace was reasonably good; it’s nice to be racing cars closer to the front, such as the Mercedes; our lap times compared to the four cars at the front weren’t too bad either; and today’s points are badly needed right now.

“We were a lot stronger this weekend than we’ve been for the past few races. We can be positive – as a team, we didn’t put a foot wrong all weekend, and we got the best out of what we have. Overall, it’s a positive day for the team – now we just need to find some more pace in the car.”

His team mate, 23-year-old Sergio Perez added: “My car performed a lot better today than it did yesterday. We had better pace and degradation than we’d expected: we managed a very long final stint, and I think we maximised everything today. We should be happy.

“This is a good step on from Silverstone – it’s been a very promising weekend, and I hope we can take another step forward for Hungary.”

Mclaren currently lies sixth in the Constructors Championship with 49 points, ten points behind Force India.

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