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Last Updated: Monday, 4 July, 2005, 10:40 GMT 11:40 UK
Button cool on Silverstone hopes
Jenson Button
Jenson Button says he is not holding out hopes for a BAR victory at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

Button finished a creditable fourth in Sunday's French Grand Prix to claim his first points of a poor season, but is playing down his chances this weekend.

"I have no chance of winning. It won't happen, we are not capable of doing that," said the British driver.

"I'm not going to talk us up because everyone will just be let down, but I think third place is up for grabs."

Button and his team are still waiting for their first victory but were happy to come away with fourth place from Magny-Cours after their disqualification and points deduction from the San Marino Grand Prix in April.

"Our consistency is much better than when we were testing at Silverstone earlier this season but I just want to be fighting near the front," he said.

We have had a very tough season
BAR driver Jenson Button

"The McLarens are just too quick. In testing they have destroyed everything.

"I think the McLaren will be the quickest car by far and then it's going to be a fight for third position.

"There are a lot of British fans at Silverstone so I feel very at home.

"It's an amazing feeling, it really is, to look around and see so many BAR hats and flags and stuff, it's nice to know you have so much support.

"Hopefully they will stick by me because they know that BAR is a good team and a fun team as well, which is different from most teams in Formula One."

Button added: "We can achieve this year, we have had a very tough season but I'm sure the fans have stayed loyal and it will be a very special weekend."

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