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McLaren may as well have been leading both the championships this season so far had it not been afflicted by bad luck and several operational issues but nevertheless the team is heading to the British Grand Prix with a positive attitude.
The drivers of the British squad struggled to haul in a significant amount of points at the preceding European GP but are keeping their heads up high for the upcoming home event next.
"We’ve been making progress in a lot of areas and while I wasn’t able to show that in terms of the result at Valencia - mainly because I got boxed in at the start, then wasn’t very lucky with the safety car - our strategy was fine and the car improved throughout the race," observed Jenson Button who has less than half the points of the championship leader.
Button may have picked up just four points but teammate Lewis Hamilton had it much worse as he retired after he was bumped out by the Williams of Pastor Maldonado.
“Sometimes you have to accept when things don't go your way in racing. Obviously it was frustrating to lose out so close to the finish (in Valencia), but that’s motor racing: you put it behind you and move on to the next race - which, happily for me, is at my home circuit of Silverstone," said the 2008 world champion.