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F1 NEWS 

Button upbeat for British Grand Prix

Jenson Button, McLaren, European GPJenson Button is upbeat about his prospects for the British Grand Prix after finishing in third place in Valencia on Saturday.

The Briton recovered from starting from seventh to climb onto the podium, a result that allowed him to keep second place in the championship behind McLaren team-mate Lewis Hamilton.

"It is amazing for our team and us, two Brits heading into Silverstone first and second in the championship," said Button, whose result is under investigation for having overtaken the safety car. "We couldn't ask for anything else.

"We also head into that race with an update for the car, we didn't have anything here and we came away with a reasonably good result, it is all positive."

He admitted he was not expecting to finish third from his starting position, but conceded he was lucky with the safety car.

"I don't think I was surprised by the speed but starting seventh and finishing third... I was definitely helped out by the safety car."

The Briton also said the safety car situation was tricky, with nine drivers under investigation after the race.

"I had the safety car line and the safety car warning from the team when I came around the last corner of the lap, which is a full-speed corner. I went around that and slowed down after that corner.

"The problem was where I was on circuit was the end of lap so I couldn't slow down."

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