But­ton ‘amazed’ by Mclaren’s performance

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Jenson But­ton was “amazed” at the performance of his Mclaren in the Aus­trian Grand Prix as he fin­ished in sixth po­si­tion.

The 2009 F1 cham­pion se­cured the best grid po­si­tion for Mclaren since re­unit­ing with Honda last sea­son as he lined up third. But­ton was then able to grab sec­ond at the start, as Nico Hulken­berg made a slow get­away, and held the po­si­tion for sev­eral laps be­fore drop­ping back.

“All the cars that fin­ished in front of us are much quicker, so I’m amazed that we kept them be­hind at the start of the race,” he said. “That’s def­i­nitely as good as it was go­ing to get.

“All in all a great week­end for the team, but more im­por­tantly fight­ing up the front was good as well.”

A rare sight: But­ton’s Mclaren bat­tling with Raikko­nen’s Fer­rari

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