McLaren realistic despite double points

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Jenson Button says McLaren will not get carried away despite scoring points with both cars in the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Fernando Alonso finished fifth in an incident-filled race, while Button came home ninth after running a long final stint on medium tyres. While pleased with the team's haul, Button says McLaren is aware the race situation played a part in both cars finishing in the top ten.

"At the start of the weekend to get points [was expected], yes, but more at the back end like ninth or tenth like I was," Button said. "Fernando did a good job and the strategy worked for him, putting on the soft tyres in the last stint.

"I think for us as a team it's great to get points going in to the summer break but we're also realistic and I think we understand what was going on in the race; lots of offs and drive-throughs, so that helped us quite a bit. But good to get some points and two cars in the points as well."

And Button is aware the second half of the season will start in tough fashion for McLaren.

"The next two races are going to be very difficult for us. High-speed ... I'm sure there are going to be some penalties as well, so nice to get this before the summer break."

However, the 2009 world champion says it was an exciting race to be a part of even if the closing laps were challenging for him.

"It was fun. I didn't stop for tyres under the safety car whereas pretty much everybody around me did. So it made it very difficult because the tyres were quite old at the end - they were primes and the other guys were on options - so a tough race but enjoyable."

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