Button to follow Lewis' lead
Jenson Button is ready to follow McLaren team-mate Lewis Hamilton's lead in a bid to solve his current on-track crisis.
Button heads into Sunday's European Grand Prix in Valencia hoping to bring an end to his woes after collecting just two points from the last four races.
Following the last race in Canada 11 days ago the McLaren driver was bereft of ideas as to where it had all gone wrong, admitting to feeling "confused and very lost".
Trailing Montreal winner Hamilton by 43 points, it is now a case of back to the drawing board for Button.
The 32-year-old said: "I guess the first thing you do is set up the car like the other car, and that's what we'll do initially.
"There will be settings that Lewis prefers more than anybody else does because that's how he sets it up.
"I won't be as quick as him on those settings, but then we can work from there and find a set-up that works for me."
For now, Button can only draw on the positives, appreciating it was just three months ago he triumphed in the season-opener in Australia.
"I've won a race this year, won many races before and that's where I feel I should be," added Button.
"You do have bad races, so it becomes about pulling together and working out the reasons, and we will.
"We will understand because this is a great team which has won many races and world championships, and we've won many great races together, so we will work out what the issue is.
"I will solve the issues - or we will solve the issues together."
After spending a day at the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking last week in an initial effort to crack the problems, Button is at least not short on confidence ahead of this weekend's event at the Valencia Street Circuit.
"The last few races obviously haven't delivered the results I'd like, but there are still 13 races to go," said Button.
"We've had seven different winners and no clear championship leader has emerged, so I'll be looking to get a decent result under my belt in order to get my title bid back on track.
"I know just how strong the team can be, and Valencia is a track I really enjoy.
"I've already won on a street circuit this year (Melbourne) so I'm definitely optimistic about having a great weekend and picking up the momentum again in the title fight."