Button hoping for mixed conditions at Malaysian GP

It appears that Jenson Button may be hoping for rain at this weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix as it might help the team be more competitive.

“I’d rather it was mixed conditions,” Button told Autosport. “hen we have more of a chance to score points.

“Inters were very good to us in the last race, with P3 in Q2. When you have a quick car, you want it to be dry every day; no wind, calm, but when you don’t have such a quick car you want everything thrown at the field so you have an opportunity.”

The British F1 driver has also acknowledged that McLaren may not be able to compete at the front this weekend.

“It’s going to be another tough weekend,” Button explained. “But this is a circuit where we are a little bit lucky in terms of the bumpiness.

“It’s a lot smoother than the last race, which should help us quite a bit. The car was bouncing around quite a bit in the last race, which doesn’t help the setup. Where it is less bumpy, especially in low speed corners, it should really help us put the car where it should work.

“We won’t be fighting at the front but at least we can get the best out of the car that we have.”

Button also revealed that he doesn’t think Kimi Raikkonen will be victorious in Malaysia.

“Lotus did a great job and Kimi did a great job in the race but a lot of people will have learned from what they did,” Button said. “It’s very different conditions with the heat and the type of circuit.

“I think you will be seeing a different winner here.”