The McLaren star, 31, has previously finished fourth twice, including last year, and managed a fifth place finish twice.
"You always want to do well in front of your home crowd," said Button. "Last year was just a sea of rocket red (McLaren) caps everywhere. It was great to see the support, and I think we put on a reasonable show.
"Hopefully this year it will be something similar, or better. 'But we've got to hope we can find some pace for there. I've never been on the podium at Silverstone, for whatever reason."
He added that he had been "very unlucky" in the past but hoped the team would have a "better package" at this year's event, which is being held on July 10.