F1 Championship leader Jenson Button is set to take part in tomorrow’s London Triathalon and has prepared by making use of Brawn GP‘s wind tunnel!
Asked if it was cheating he replied “No way,” grinning. “People should use everything they can, with the new bike, new helmet and position I'll shave off one and half minutes.”
Asked the reason why he is taking part in one of the biggest Triahalons in the world he said it is actually a way of him relaxing!
“Triathlon was a way of getting away from that stress, but also it was something I could do that was all down to me. If I did a crap job it was my fault and if I trained enough and got a good time it was down to me.”
“In between races there's nothing you can do. I go to bed and think about the races, especially Silverstone, the Nurburgring and Budapest. Having won six of the previous races and then to finish off the podium is horrible. The best thing is to get on the bike, knacker yourself out so when you hit the pillow you're out.”
Button went on to admit that he hasn’t been perfect in the past: “There have been times when I haven't gone as fast as I should or maybe been as focused as I should be and deserved criticism. But the journalists in F1 are very good. They understand how much is the car. It's the ones who don't understand the sport….I'm not the sort of person to say I told you I was this good. You don't need to say anything when you're winning. It's the best feeling in the world.”
Yesterday on his Twitter Button revealed “2days to go b4 the Tri!!! The adrenaline is pumping just like the lead up to an F1 race.”
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