Jenson Button surprised with qualifying result

Jenson Button in his team's pit on November 23, 2012
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Jenson Button says that reaching the last 10 in qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix was a bonus.

Jenson Button has said that he was surprised to make the top 10 in qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix.

The McLaren has struggled for pace so far this season, which was summed up by Sergio Perez's failure to reach Q3.

Button let out a joyous reaction upon reaching the final 10 and said that it was a "nice feeling" to get the most out of his car.

"I think when you feel that, as a team, you've got the best out of the car in qualifying then it's a nice feeling," Button told Sky Sports News.

"It's little achievements - that's what we need to work towards at this moment in time - and I felt it was good, getting into Q3. I didn't expect to get into Q3."

Nico Rosberg will start on pole for tomorrow's race.

Jenson Button leads the race at Interlagos on November 25, 2012
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1Mercedes357
2Ferrari318
3Red Bull184
4Force India101
5Williams-Mercedes41
6Toro Rosso39
7Haas29
8Renault26
9McLaren11
10Sauber5
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1Sebastian VettelFerrari202
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes188
3Valtteri BottasMercedes169
4Daniel RicciardoRed Bull117
5Kimi RaikkonenFerrari116
6Max VerstappenRed Bull67
7Sergio PerezForce India56
8Esteban OconForce India45
9Carlos SainzToro Rosso35
10Nico HulkenbergRenault26
11Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes23
12Lance StrollWilliams-Mercedes18
13Romain GrosjeanHaas18
14Kevin MagnussenHaas11
15Fernando AlonsoMcLaren10
16Pascal WehrleinSauber5
17Daniil KvyatToro Rosso4
18Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren1
19Marcus EricssonSauber0
20Jolyon PalmerRenault0
21Antonio GiovinazziSauber0
22Jenson ButtonMcLaren0
23Paul di RestaWilliams-Mercedes0
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