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Button hopeful of strong Singapore

Jenson Button targets a strong finish in Singapore
Jenson Button says he is confident of a strong Singapore Grand Prix for the McLaren team as he seeks to battle ahead of Fernando Alonso in the fight for second in the championship standings.

Button goes into the Singapore weekend trailing Alonso by just five points in the title race but has strong form on high downforce circuits this season – with a podium finish in Monaco and a victory in Hungary already this year.

With three straight podium finishes under his belt in the final races of the European season, Button arrives in Singapore as one of the form drivers on the grid and the Briton said he was keen to try and fight for his third victory of the season under the Singapore lights.

“This is one of the races I'd most love to win and I'm hopeful that we'll be able to show the same sort of pace that we showed at Monaco and Hungary, where I had two of my best drives of the year,” he said. “It's strange to have concluded the European season and still have six more races remaining. Personally, I love this end-of-year series of flyaway races – the circuits we visit are really diverse and, from a drivers' perspective, they're some of the best tracks on the calendar.

“I flew out to Singapore via Japan, so I've had the chance to spend a few days getting myself ready. Of course, for Singapore, we'll revert to the slightly unusual European timetable to ensure that we're as fit, alert and focused for the night race as we would be for any other grand prix.

“Given our current form, I'm positive that Singapore will be another strong race for us. I've been really satisfied with the pace of the car and the efforts of the team. Nevertheless, winning is what we're all about and that's what we'll definitely be aiming for this weekend.”


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Alex - Unregistered

September 18, 2011 3:46 PM

I hope Jens will win some races this year. He doesn't make such mistakes as Lulu does. Canadian and Hungarian races were phenomenal thanks to Button. He impresses even more this year than in 2009, when he won the championship. So good luck to Jenson and his team!

beeflin

September 18, 2011 11:01 PM
Last Edited 661 days ago

Re: cheese - I didn't imagine it was a black and white situation, but McLaren and Ferrari have taken those positions in recent statements and I'm assuming there is some truth in what they've said. Re: No. 1 driver status: to finish first, first you have to finish. I'm sure McLaren value points more than speed traps and fastest laps. This is not to criticise Lewis - sure, he is quite likely to come out on top, but be honest, it is possible that his form will continue to elude him. He may be another Massa, Montoya or J. Villeneuve - I hope not.



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