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Red Bull should worry - Button

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Jenson Button gave McLaren its third win in five races in Hungary © Sutton Images
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Jenson Button says that McLaren's back-to-back victories should worry Red Bull after he won the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Button's triumph was his second of the season, and followed team-mate Lewis Hamilton's victory at the Nurburgring a week previously. With Fernando Alonso winning at Silverstone and Button again in Canada, Red Bull has only one of the last five grands prix. Button said that McLaren was looking strong, but that his failure to score in the British and German races had left him needing to beat Vettel consistently to have any hope of mounting a title challenge.

"Well, we've won three out of the last five races, so yes, it is looking pretty good for us," Button said. "It is just a pity for me that I had these reliability issues at the last two races and that probably ruined my championship. I am a long way behind Seb [Vettel], so actually I've got to beat him at every race - and that is exactly what I am going to do."

Despite admitting his own hopes were slim, Button said the pressure was now shifting on to the championship leaders.

"Red Bull should be really worried because I think that we are closing in on them in the race and in qualifying. I am very thankful to the team, as they've done a brilliant job - not only in the race but also for qualifying. They've done a fantastic job over the last couple of races, so this victory is a good way of going into the summer break."

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