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A rare good day for McLaren & Button

Almost lost in dust of grass and Rosberg's front wing disintegrating there was another story worthy of the headlines in Austria.

In fact there were two, as Pascal Wehrlein scored a point for Manor and Jenson Button and McLaren scored a sixth place finish.

The 2009 Formula One World Champion lined up third on the grid in Austria, the Brit managed to qualify somewhat out of position due to the wet condition of Q3 and grid penalties for both Nico Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel.

Button had joked that he had wanted to win the first corner by jumping both Hamilton and Hulkenberg, he managed one but not the other.

'Great race, good start, I didn't quite win the first lap, which was my aim, but it was Brits first and second for seven laps. Button told Sky Sports.

Eventually the lack of straightline speed cost Button, with the Honda still struggling against anyone with a Mercedes, Ferrari or Renault engine [so that's the entire grid], but Button managed to still hold on to a sixth place finish.

'We still had some great battles out there and to come home sixth is much better than we had hoped. I think we thought eighth was probably on the cards.

'The cars that beat us are all much quicker than us. To beat Williams, Haas, Force India - it's a good day.'








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Date:Tuesday July 5 2016

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