Australian Grand Prix race winner Jenson Button has said that his Brawn team can and will improve over the course of the season.
The Englishman was speaking after the team´s maiden outing resulted in a one-two finish, the first for a team debut since 1954. But Button warned rivals there was more to come.
“There are a few areas we are weak in, and that was always going to be the case because we barely did any testing. It’s been very difficult for everyone to be perfect, but there’s room for improvement, and that’s what I’m looking forward to achieving. For now, we need to get the best out of everything, which we haven’t done,” he said.
There is much speculation in the press at the moment about whether Brawn will be able to maintain the speed they showed in Australia, and about how superior their BGP 001 car really is.
The paddock is divided between those who think Ferrari and Toyota in particular will soon catch the Brackley team up, and those who believe Brawn to be further ahead. Button said the team would not be resting on its laurels.
“I’m looking forward to getting back in the car and building it into something even more special because we’re not there yet,” maintained the Frome-born 29-year-old.
He added that other teams would be working against the clock to reduce the gap to the Brawn cars, and that in time his team would have real competition.
“I don’t know if its going to be at the away races [Malaysia, China and Bahrain], but when we return to Europe I think a lot of people are going to have [new] aero packages and they’ll be on our tail.”