Jenson Button was happy to return to the fight for the top spots after securing third place on the grid for the Hungarian Grand Prix.
The McLaren driver had endured a series of difficult qualifying sessions in the previous races, having started from outside the top two rows in last four grands prix. Button posted his best qualifying performance since Monaco today, after finishing in third, just two tenths of a second off pole position.
"I'm pretty happy with that," said Button. "You always, after a lap, think there was a little bit here, a little bit there, but to be fair it was a pretty good lap. I'm happy to be up in third.
"That's been my issue of late, and it makes it very difficult in the race to make up the time. It's nice to be in the position we are and hopefully tomorrow we can have a pretty good fight."
The Briton said that overnight set-up changes and further tweaks during qualifying had made his car a lot better, allowing him to gain around half a second in his final run.
"We made some good setup tweaks overnight, and the car felt pretty good this morning and we played with a bit through qualifying and came good on the last run. We gained half a second on the previous lap by getting more front end on the car.
"I am happy with where we are starting, for us – and mainly for the tires. We'll see what strategy we can throw at it and go for the victory."