Date: 24th May 2013 at 9:56am
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Jenson Button believes that his McLaren has shown signs of improvements around the streets of Monaco.

McLaren have once again brought along some new upgrades in a desperate attempt to save the poor season that the team is current enduring.

However on top of the new upgrades working, the fact that there are plenty of set-up changes that the teams can try around a twisty street track like Monaco has meant that the 2009 Formula One World Champion has felt a lot more comfortable with the car.

‘I’m happier with the car here than in the last few races, There are some positives with areas that we’ve struggled in before, but seem a bit better.’ Button told Autosport Magazine.

‘Because Monaco’s such a different race, you change the car quite a bit, and it seems to be working a little bit better.

‘We’re still not setting amazing times, but I’m happier that we’re going in the right direction and I think that we can improve on Saturday.’

That Saturday improvement will prove crucial for McLaren if they do want to take a decent result away from Monaco.

Qualifying is always important around Monaco with overtaking opportunities so limited. Even with the different tyre strategies and teams performing better in the race in relation to their one-lap form in qualifying if you end up stuck in the pack for any period of time your race will be over.

If McLaren can pull out a performance during qualifying then both Jenson Button and Sergio Perez could be looking at a much improved race performance.