• Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - FP2

Button struggling with balance

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Jenson Button says he has room for improvement ahead of qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after finishing second to McLaren team-mate Lewis Hamilton in Friday practice.

Button was 0.199s off Hamilton in the evening session, but admitted there were still balance issues with the car that he is hoping to solve in final practice.

"I'm still not entirely happy with the balance - although I'm confident we'll get to the bottom of it," he said. "Nonetheless, the pace of the car is good - Lewis was very quick today - and our long-run pace is very good."

Button said a good qualifying position will be crucial as he is not convinced the addition of DRS, KERS and Pirelli tyres will improve overtaking opportunities over last year.

"I was playing around with overtaking on my long run, but I still reckon it'll be difficult to overtake people in the DRS zones," he said. "So I think it's going to be a bit of a struggle to make moves stick in the race - which means it's going to be important to qualify up at the front. It's tricky around here, but we made some good progress here this afternoon and evening."

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