London: McLaren driver Jenson Button has said that rival team Mercedes will dominate the upcoming Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday.
Even though McLaren have significant improvements coming which should make them half a second a lap faster for one of the toughest races of the year, Button believes Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg will still be way out in front.
According to the Mirror, Button, who along with new teammate Kevin Magnussen finished second and third to lead the constructors championship, said that even though McLaren has good upgrades coming for Sepang, it would not be enough for them to challenge Mercedes.
However, Button urged his team to just keep pushing and keep their heads down to fight for the championship, adding that they are always working towards a win.
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