Button hits back at McLaren boss

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) Jenson Button has hit back at his McLaren team boss Ron Dennis for saying the 2009 world champion needs to try harder to be more successful.

Button, the most experienced active driver in Formula One, reacted during a news conference at Silverstone on Thursday for the British Grand Prix this weekend.

He says McLaren's poor form and lack of competitiveness is not the fault of one man, but the team as a whole.

Button says, ''Ron is practicing to be a motivational speaker, maybe. When we are in the position we have been in for 18 months, it is not easy.''

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