Japanese GP: McLaren duo reflect on mixed qualifying session

Jenson Button is pleased that the overnight improvements on his McLaren worked as he posted the third fastest time in qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix.

However, he says it is not ideal that he will be starting eighth, as he has a five-place grid penalty for a gearbox change, but is still hopeful of fighting for a win.

Button's team-mate Lewis Hamilton calls qualifying a "disaster" as he suffered first from undertsteer and then oversteer in Q2 and Q3.

The 2008 world champion is downbeat on his chances in the race but says he will push hard to gain as many points as possible.

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