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Button out to rectify situation

Jenson Button sets his sights on winning in Belgium and Italy

Jenson Button is feeling positive ahead of the start of the second half of the F1 2012 season.

Button's title challenge may be all but over, but the Englishman is determined to fight on and said as much earlier this month [see separate story - HERE].

Furthermore, while he enjoyed the summer break, he is eager to get back racing and has set his sights on winning at Spa and Monza, something he has yet to do at either track.

“The past few weeks have been a perfect combination of a bit of downtime to relax and some great training, all of which has had me raring to get back in the car,” the McLaren driver said.

“I've been out in the Philippines; and Hawaii, training, and having a bit of a holiday and then back in the UK for a bit more of the same and while I've had a great break, I'm really looking forward to getting back to work.

“You couldn't really ask for a more spectacular double-header for F1's return [either]: Spa is the daddy of them all, one of the all-time great grand prix tracks, and Monza is one of the most historic and evocative circuits on the calendar.

“They're each places with their own unique atmosphere. I've got some really great memories of both circuits, but I've won neither.

“Given our pace in the last few races, I go forward feeling positive about rectifying that over the coming weekends.”

Related Pictures

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28.07.2012- Qualifying, Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27
28.07.2012- Free Practice 3, Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27
28.07.2012- Free Practice 3, Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27
28.07.2012- Free Practice 3, Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27
27.07.2012- Free Practice 2, Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27
19.07.2012 -Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27
Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes
20.07.2012 - - Free Practice 1, Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27
20.07.2012 - - Free Practice 1, Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27

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Josh - Unregistered

August 26, 2012 11:14 AM

@107SS2009 - This is Button's 13th season in Formula 1. If he hasn't learnt how to master the secrets of Spa or Monza by now then I doubt he ever will, even with advice from MSC (which I'm sure he'd not divulge to a rival).


August 26, 2012 3:01 PM

There is a lot of self imposed pressure on Button. He claimed the team was molded around him to start the year. And that the team took a large amount of advise as to how the car was to be set up. So much that by year end he was thinking that team orders were now a good idea. Even after proclaiming he would never drive on a team with those types of orders. If he provides a support role in the very near future you may get to see a total melt down on pit lane.

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