Red Bull failed to gain advantage despite successful start to F1 season: Button

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London, May 28(ANI): Reigning Formula One champion Jenson Button insists that he is still in the race for the championship title by claiming that the Red Bull team has failed to press home the advantage despite a successful season so for.

Button has plummeted from first to fourth following Mark Webber's back-to-back wins for Red Bull. He is also facing tough competition from second placed Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel and third, Ferarri's Fernando Alonso.

"Looking at the six races they might be first and second in the championship, but they are only three points ahead of Fernando Alonso and eight in front of me. Eight in old money is about three points - so it is nothing," The Sun quoted Button, as saying."They haven't made enough of their advantage. We want to punish them for that now. They have had reliability issues and made mistakes. We should not be disheartened. If they had a 100-point lead then yes, but not at the moment," he added.

Meanwhile, Red Bull chief Christian Horner hit back by insisting that his team have not thrown away any points."McLaren have had problems in the last two races and so have Ferrari. We would all like to have a perfect season, but I'm happy with the start we have made," Horner said. (ANI)

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