7 Jul 2011

McLaren says Valencia dip was just a blip

8:54 am on 7 July 2011

McLaren's managing director Jonathan Neale says the Formula One team's poor performance in Valencia was just a blip and this weekend's British Grand Prix should see Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button back up to speed.

Jonathan Neale says while they underperformed in the European Grand Prix on the street circuit in Valencia he's regarding it as just a blip and expects an improvement on the fast and flowing Silverstone track.

Hamilton and Button, both past world champions, were fourth and sixth respectively in Spain while Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel ran untroubled to his sixth win in eight races.

Button, who has yet to stand on the F1 podium at Silverstone, is second overall but 77 points adrift of the defending champion.