Jenson Button’s odds on winning the title may have lengthened after Monza, but the McLaren driver is determined to continue fighting for race wins…
Jenson Button’s odds on winning the title may have lengthened after Monza, but the McLaren driver is determined to continue fighting for race wins.
The 2009 World Champion’s DNF at the Italian Grand Prix means he is now 78 points behind Championship leader Fernando Alonso in the standings with seven races to go.
Button, however, is determined to get back to his best and win again this season so that he can have that winning feeling.
“It’s obviously even more difficult for the title now, but it doesn’t change my view on the season” said Button.
“Every race I go in for I want to win because the buzz when you do win, that adrenalin, sometimes is better than winning a World Championship.
“There are positives to a grand prix you don’t have winning over a 20-race period, and I want that feeling back.”
While Button retired at Monza his team-mate Lewis Hamilton won from pole to flag to stretch McLaren’s run of victories in a row to three.
“We’ve had a great stretch and we’ve been the only team that has had a stretch like that,” said Button.
“It’s great for the team and I’m very happy to be a part of that.
“Every time I jump into the car I know we have a chance of winning the race, and for a racing driver that’s such a good position to be in.
“That’s the position we’d all love to be in, so yes, it is good and I look forward to Singapore (on September 23) and having the chance of fighting for that victory again.”