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Button: A wonder of modern sport

Saturday 14-September-2013 10:42

Despite taking podium finishes in the last two Singapore GPs with McLaren, Jenson Button is cautious about his chances this season.

Billing the night race as "one of the wonders of modern sport", Button is a massive fan of the event and has done well there in recent years.

The McLaren driver secured podium finishes in 2011 and 2012 to go with his three previous top-ten results.

However, this season is a very different story as McLaren continue to struggle to get the best out of their MP4-28.

And as such, Button says it will be "interesting" to see how McLaren perform on the street circuit next weekend.

"I remember the first time we raced at Singapore [in 2008]; it seemed incredible to think that we could hold a Formula 1 race at night," said the 33-year-old.

"I must say, the thrill and novelty of racing through spotlit streets is just as intense for me today as it was when we first raced there - it's a unique spectacle, and one that I think is brilliant for F1. In fact, the Singapore Grand Prix is one of the wonders of modern sport.

"I enjoy racing around the Marina Bay circuit. Although I've finished second there for the past two years, this year it'll be interesting to see how our car behaves on a bumpy, high-downforce circuit.

"This is also a race where good fitness preparation really pays off: the race is usually close to the two-hour limit, so it's the longest physical challenge on the calendar.

"I'm really looking forward to it."

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