The McLaren driver Jenson Button has said that it is possible that he will be able to win the Japanese Grand Prix because he has the faith in the pace of the car over the weekend. The McLaren driver had a very good qualifying session and has been placed third on the grid. The Red bull drivers Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber have locked the front row. However, the McLaren driver Jenson Button has said that he is confident of victory in the Japanese Grand Prix because the car will be extremely quick over the weekend. Aside from the qualifying, the Englishman has also been given a five place penalty for changing the gearbox.
McLaren decided to change in the gearbox after the qualifying session because they were not too concerned about the ability of this gearbox to withstand the whole race. Both the McLaren drivers suffered gearbox failure in the recent Singaporean Grand Prix, which has been the reason that prompted this change. Despite being in the eighth position, Jenson Button is confident that he has a strategy that will help him climb places during the race. Strategy and pace will be extremely important factors according to Jenson Button.
“If it was a straightforward race, you’d have no chance of victory from eighth. But I don’t think it’s going to be straightforward. The tyres are difficult for everyone here. They have been difficult all year but especially here with blistering and graining – strategy is going to be important. It’s going to be a thinking drivers’ race and our engineers are very good at thinking on their feet in difficult situations,” said the Englishman ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix. This has not been a great season for Jenson Button after he is currently in the sixth position in the drivers table.