Jenson Button insists F1 still gives him a 'buzz', even if he laments the sport of today is certainly different to that of a decade ago.

As the most experienced driver on the F1 grid, having started 272 races since making his debut in 2000, Button has been present for numerous regulation changes and is currently competing in an era that has come under fire for being 'too slow' and not challenging enough.

It is not a view that Button entirely subscribes to, the 2009 world champion saying that while the F1 of yesteryear was certainly challenging, the new generation of competition still excites him.

"It's very different. It's less balls now and more caressing. It's very different, Copse for example we didn't have tyre warmers and on lap one already I had tyre temperature.

"I went through Copse a couple of times and I had oversteer all the way through and I was like 'Wow, this is not what I remember'. Then I remembered 'Be on throttle at all times' so I went in to the corner, kept my foot down, just braked on the throttle, exhaust blowing, and had massive amounts of rear grip all the way through the corner. I loved it, I love that.

?The thing is now every time you tough the throttle if you have the slightest bump and your foot moves on the throttle, because there's so much torque you get a snap of oversteer and you end up wallowing all the way through the corner.

"It's very different. It's still Formula One, we're still racing against the best drivers in the world so it's a real buzz, but it's a very different feeling driving than back then and that was only four years ago."

Button's peers - including Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen - have made their feelings felt about the lack of challenge presented by F1 in the most modern era.



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