Jenson Button admits McLaren need to work on "the little things" if they want to challenge Red Bull and Sebastian Vettel
The 2009 World Champion claimed another impressive podium at the Italian Grand Prix, finishing second behind runaway leader Vettel. The McLaren driver started third on the grid, but a poor getaway saw him drop to seventh. His poor start though did give him an opportunity to show off his overtaking skills as a series of impressive passes saw him move up to P2.
Although delighted with the result and his 'fun' with some of the drivers, Button concedes McLaren need to iron out a few things.
"It was a really fun race actually, fighting with Lewis (Hamilton), with Michael (Schumacher) and with Fernando (Alonso)," said Button. "It was a good race, not for the lead which was a shame but it was always going to be very difficult when we were down in seventh at one point, and sixth after the start.
"I had a tough start to the race, but a lot of fun and the atmosphere here is fantastic, it's electric. So another good race, we've just got to get everything together on race weekends and then we'll hopefully challenge Red Bull and Seb. It was a great job by the team, it's just the little things we need to work on."
Although Button's pass on Alonso for second place appeared to be easy, the Briton says he it wasn't quite so straightforward.
"It's a weird thing with the DRS. We get to a point on the straight where we don't go anywhere, we sit on the limiter. I made a mistake at Ascari, and Fernando got a gap and I couldn't get any closer, but on the hard tyre Fernando was struggling for grip," he said.
"That is the good thing about KERS: you can catch people out if they make a mistake. It was a tense moment but I eventually pulled a gap and easy to settle into the race."