Button hoping for smoother GP

buttonJenson Button is hoping that Turkey’s track surface will yield a further step forward for Honda this weekend.

The British ace brought home the Anglo-Japanese outfit’s first points of the season at Barcelona but admits that his RA108 should be better suited to the Istanbul Speed Park with its comparatively smoother surface.

"We have got a few tweaks here which should make a bit of time," the 28-year-old told the assembled media in Thursday’s press conference.

"Also this is a circuit which I think will suit our car a little bit more than Barcelona which is very bumpy and I think that ride quality is an area where we are lacking," he added.

The Anglo-Japanese squad benefited from a raft of changes to their 2008 challenger in Barcelona including, most notably, so called "elephant ear" wings on the nosecone which help direct airflow to the rear of the car, as well as the now standard wheel covers.

With further tweaks planned for Turkey, Button is hoping that the team can once again challenge for the points but acknowledges that the competitiveness of the mid-field could work against him.

"We have got a few tweaks on that side (ride height) and it is a smoother circuit, so I will be looking for a good performance in qualifying and then we will see," revealed Button.

But he added: "If everyone finishes it is very difficult to score points because you have got six very fast cars and you are fighting over two points but we will aim for points for sure."